CHRIST IS MADE UNTO USÖ
1 Corinthians 1:30
"But of him are ye in Christ Jesus," by electing love and regenerating grace, "who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption." God has put all things in Christ. God has made the Lord Jesus Christ to be all things to all his people. And God has given us all things in Christ. We are complete in him.
1. CHRIST IS OUR WISDOM.
"The fear of the Lord," that is faith in Christ, "is the beginning of wisdom.í Christ is the Revelation of God. And he shows us the wisdom of God in his great work of redemption, causing us to see how that God can be just and the Justifier of all who believe, making us wise unto salvation.
2. CHRIST IS OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
We have no righteousness of our own, But Christ is "THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS". His righteousness has been so thoroughly and perfectly imputed to us that we are "the righteousness of God in him." With his spotless garments on, we are as holy as God's dear Son!
3. CHRIST IS OUR SANCTIFICATION.
Not only has his righteousness been imputed to us for justification, it has been imparted to us in sanctification by the grace of God. In the new birth, God gives his elect a holy nature. And that nature is Christ! Our sanctification in Christ is threefold. We were set apart in him by eternal election, declared to be holy in him by redemption, and made holy by him in regeneration.
4. CHRIST IS OUR REDEMPTION.
The word redemption means deliverance. Christ has delivered us from the penalty of sin, by his death as our Substitute. All those for whom he died are redeemed. Christ did not merely make redemption possible for us. He redeemed us. All who have been redeemed by his blood shall be redeemed by his power and grace in regeneration at Godís appointed time, delivered from the reigning power of sin. This is the work of Godís almighty, irresistible grace. God will turn his people to himself in conversion. And he shall deliver every blood bought sinner, born again and called by his grace from all the evil consequences of sin, the presence of sin, the being of sin, and death itself by his glorious resurrection in the last day.
What shall we say to these things? "He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord!"
Grace Baptist Church of Danville - Grace For Today Radio Message #597
2734 Old Stanford Road - Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor -Telephone 606-236-8235 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org