Saturday, December 30, 2006

All Is Wrapped Up in Christ

John Owen, Communion with God:
There is no man whatever, that has any want in reference unto the things of God, but Christ will be unto him that which he wants: I speak of those who are given him of his Father.
Is he dead? Christ is life.

Is he weak? Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.

Has he the sense of guilt upon him? Christ is complete righteousness—“The Lord our Righteousness” [Jer. 23:6].
Many poor creatures are sensible of their wants, but know not where their remedy lies. Indeed, whether it be life or light, power or joy, all is wrapped up in him.

This, then, for the present, may suffice in general to be spoken of the personal grace of the Lord Christ:
He has a fitness to save, having pity and ability, tenderness and power, to carry on that work to the uttermost;

and a fullness to save, of redemption and sanctification, of righteousness and the Spirit;

and a suitableness to the wants of all our souls: whereby he becomes exceedingly desirable, yea, altogether lovely.