Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Sum and Substance of the Covenant

"Jesus Christ is Himself the sum and substance of the covenant, and as one of its gifts He is the property of every believer...
Has He power? That power is yours to support and strengthen you, to overcome your enemies, and to preserve you even to the end.
Has He love? Well, there is not a drop of love in His heart that is not yous; you may dive into the immense ocean of His love, and you may say of it all, 'It is mine.'
Has He justice? It may seem a stern attribute, but even that is yours, for He will by His justice see to it that all that is promised to you in the covenant of grace shall be most certainly secured to you...
O believer, God's acceptance of Christ is your acceptance; for the love that the Father set on a perfect Christ, He sets on you now...
That perfect righteousness which Jesus worked out, when through His stainless life He kept the law and made it honorable, is yours and is imputed to you. Christ is in the covenant." - Charles Spurgeon, Morning by Morning

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