Monday, October 19, 2009
CHRIST OUR REFUGE
Have you any other rock but Christ?
I do not ask you whether you have a feeling enjoyment of it. I know you will rejoice in Jesus when the Holy Spirit enables you.
But have you any other refuge?
Can you go into eternity resting upon any other righteousness but His?
Can you lean upon, desire, or want any other than Christ's righteousness?
"No," says the soul, none but Christ! None but Christ!
Bless your poor heart, then, you shall have it as sure as God has wrought the desire in your conscience, and brought to trust alone in Jesus for refuge, righteousness, and salvation, by stripping you of all false props and dependences. Such a soul as this will trust in the Lord, overcome all opposition, and be more than a conqueror through Him that hath loved him.
By John Warburton