Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Lord Our Righteousness

We were guilty, for are broke the law; God provided a substitute who suffered the penalty of our law-breaking: but, he has done more, he has found a representative who has kept the law for us, so that after washing us he clothes us, after taking away our guilt he makes us positively righteous and praiseworthy before the throne of justice through Jesus Christ, his Son, whose righteousness we wrap about our loins, and in it stand fair and comely before the eyes of infinite purity. Oh, this is right royal and truly divine. Here is blood most precious removing every spot, and a righteousness most glorious conferring a matchless beauty, a beauty such as Adam in his perfection never had for his was but human righteousness, but this day the children of God wear the righteousness of the Lord himself, and this is the name wherewith Jesus is called, “The Lord our Righteousness.”

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Waters To Swim In," delivered April 25, 1872. Image by zoomion under Creative Commons License.


Anonymous said...

This came on my FB in a timely fashion. My husband and I (long-time Christians) were just discussing the whole idea of "by one man sin entered the world), and how so many non-believers just don't get it. I was struggling with the thoughts of two people I care deeply about, who are struggling with loss, pain, etc., and for whom I pray will find the Blessed Hope. Their hang-up seems to stem from this idea of original sin, and how Adam's choice blew it for the rest of us. My husband's take was similar to your post--regardless of what anyone thinks, God has provided a way for those who believe, to be able to have fellowship (and eternal life!) with Him in heaven. You either believe in this free gift or don't.

Maggie Ann said...

I've never heard redemption described this way, and how I love it. What a Saviour! Hallelujah...( and thank you for 'The Daily Spurgeon', what a blessing and an encouragement it is to my soul.)