ADVERTISEMENT

imageCharles Haddon Spurgeon in his Morning and Evening devotional reminds readers that there is in fact no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, (Romans 8:1).  What’s more are the lengths to which Jesus went to provide forgiveness to those who were quite literally children of wrath, (Ephesians 2:3).  He was perfectly obedient.  He was obedient, Scripture tells us, event to the point of death, (Philippians 2:8).

Why?  Because a perfect sacrifice was required, and only Jesus fit the bill.  2 Corinthians 5:21 tells us that “for our sake” God the Father made His Son Jesus who knew no sin – He was perfectly righteous, the spotless lamb of God – to be sin.  All of the sin – past, present, and future – of adulterers, perverts, degenerates, drunkards, prostitutes, gangbangers, self-righteous, liars, crooks, murderers, and — you fill in the blank on Jesus and He bore it on the Cross lovingly out of obedience for you and me.

He did it so that “in Him we might become the righteousness of God.”  Spurgeon writes:

All the love and the acceptance which perfect obedience could have obtained of God, belong to thee, because Christ was perfectly obedient on thy behalf, and hath imputed all his merits to thy account, that thou mightst be exceeding rich through him, who for thy sake became exceeding poor. Oh! how great the debt of love and gratitude thou owest to thy Saviour! "A debtor to mercy alone, Of covenant mercy I sing; Nor fear with thy righteousness on, My person and offerings to bring: The terrors of law and of God, With me can have nothing to do; My Saviour’s obedience and blood Hide all my transgressions from view."

Have you thanked Jesus today?

Subscribe For Latest Updates

Sign up to receive stimulating conservative Christian commentary in your inbox.

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.
You May Also Like

Santa Christ?

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, former professor of systematic theology at Westminister Theological Seminary…

Featured Sermon: One Way to Heaven

Pastor Ryan Jorgensen, the senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Des Moines, provides our featured sermon from John 14:1-11 – “One Way to Heaven.”

Caffeinated Thought of the Day: Jesus is the Remedy for Sin

Shane Vander Hart: There is nothing in us that makes us worthy of salvation, but so many think they can earn their way into heaven if they are good enough.

Walk in Love (Ephesians 5:1-21)

5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk…