Sunday, November 01, 2009

OUR OBJECTIVE ONENESS WITH CHRIST


1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

1 Corinthians 1:31
That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Consider how God the Father chose the elect in Christ, having covenanted with Him in eternity past to be their Representative so as to establish as a Substitute for us, through His obedience unto death at the cross - all of these blessings mentioned here.

He is made our wisdom in that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are found in Him. For in what He accomplished in His finished work on the cross the wisdom of God is in full display as every attribute of God's character is engaged therein so as to be magnify Him in the salvation of sinners based solely upon His righteousness alone. To behold that is to glory in the Lord.

He is made our righteousness by God's judicial imputation or accounting of all that

He merited in His obedience unto death on the cross, righteousness, to our account.

He is our sanctification, our holiness. God's law and justice must pronounce us holy and acceptable based on the imputation of His righteousness and so we discover that at the cross not only was (1) God's wrath poured out upon Christ due to imputed sin so as put away the guilt of our sins but (2) that He also removes the defilement of sin in having answered all that God requires for our acceptance before Him, both legally and morally.

He is our Redemption in that by His one sacrifice for sin, He paid all the debt that these (who are brought to believe) owed to God's law and justice so that God requires nothing of us in order to gain or maintain salvation. The ransom, the price has been paid. Redemption is not merely an attempt made - but a payment paid!

"But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ."
(Galatians 6:14)

By Randy Wages

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