CHRIST IS MADE UNTO US...
I Corithians 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, made Christ to be all things to all his people, and 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. Christ is the Revelation of God. And he shows us the wisdom of God in 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 gave us 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. He has delivered US from the reigning power of sin, by his almighty grace in conversion. And he shall deliver us from all the 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!"