When Pompey was killed, Julius Caesar obtained possession of a large box that contained a vast amount of correspondence that had been carried on with Pompey. There is no doubt whatever that in that box there were many letters from certain of Caesar’s followers making overtures to Pompey, and if Caesar had read those letters it is probable that he would have been so angry with many of his friends that he would have put them to death for playing him false. Fearing this, he magnanimously took the box and destroyed it without reading a single line. What a splendid way of putting away and annihilating all their offenses against him! Why, he did not even know them; he could not be angry, for he did not know that they had offended. He consumed all their offenses and destroyed their iniquities so that he could treat them all as if they were innocent and faithful.
The Lord Jesus Christ has made just such an end of your sins and mine.