The Sinner's Place Mark 5:6

The sinner’s place

Jesus is afar off in the sinner’s apprehension, and the sinner is in very deed far off from God.
1. As to character. What a difference between the demoniac and Jesus.
2. As to knowledge. The demoniac knew Jesus, but knew little of His love.
3. As to hope. This man had no hope of recovery, or but a faint one, and that hope the demons tried to extinguish.
4. As to possession. The demoniac had no hold upon the Saviour; on the contrary, he cried, “What have I to do with Thee?” Immeasurable is the distance between God and a sinner; it is wide as the gulf between sin and holiness, death and life, hell and heaven. (C. H. Spurgeon.)