Our righteousness is in Christ alone. He has forgiven us for His Name’s sake, having illuminated the darkness of our hearts. Christ, the Light of Love, motivates His people to love and care for our brothers and sisters.
Redeemed, called personally, eternally kept by the power of God: We are God’s purchased possession, loved of the Lord so much that He sent Christ to fulfill all righteousness for us by His death on the cross. We are exhorted to testify to the truth of the Gospel of God’s free and Sovereign Grace. We have a commission to carry forth as Christians, to share Christ’s finished work in the proclamation of the Gospel. Far and wide, we must spread the Gospel. Let it be our labor of love!
ISAIAH 53 (ESV) 1 Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,…
While grumblers and malcontents follow their own sinful desires in trying to pursue a righteousness apart from Christ, God’s people rest in the completed Gospel work, being persuaded by the testimony of Scripture that God is able to keep His people, presenting us blameless through Jesus Christ our Lord. The keeping power of God in the person and work of Christ serves as proof positive that the redemptive work is truly complete. True Christians rejoice in the power of God to keep His people. And one day, God will present us faultless before the presence of His glory in, by, and through the work of Christ.
Christians are called ‘believers’ precisely because we have been granted faith to believe the true testimony concerning Christ as contained in His precious Word. Those who trust in any other message short of God’s Word stand guilty of second-guessing the authority and providence of God, ensuring their own sure destruction. To follow the mere dreams of men, said by Jude to be “barren trees and waterless clouds,” is to forsake the clear teaching of Scripture.