Thursday, August 26, 2010
"They delight to contemplate the antiquity of that covenant, remembering that before the day-star knew its place, or planets ran their round, the interests of the saints were made secure in Christ Jesus. It is peculiarly pleasing to them to remember the sureness of the covenant,...
More especially it is the pleasure of God’s people to contemplate the graciousness of this covenant. They see that the law was made void because it was a covenant of works and depended upon merit, but this they perceive to be enduring because grace is the basis, grace the condition, grace the strain, grace the bulwark, grace the foundation, grace the topstone. The covenant is a treasury of wealth, a granary of food, a fountain of life, a store-house of salvation, a charter of peace, and a haven of joy."
C.H.Spurgeon, Morning and Evening : August 26th
Antiquity = the earliest times. Before that time, before time, we were set into covenant with Christ.
Perspective = A Viewing Lense.
Covenant = A blood agreement between 2 people, in relation to God, He sets the stipulations not us.
Grace = Christ's recompense imputed without merit.
When think about being in Christ, chosen, pursued, loved by the God who hung the planets, I have to laugh at the absurdity of my minor worries and the humor in the wringing of my hands. Perspective of WHO it is that loves me and WHO it is that keeps me.
Really it is not about me,it is about Him. He who holds and directs all of creation, history, and brings the bride - His Glorious Church, universal to Himself. Why? for His Glory.
The collateral grace of His Glory rains efficacious love. Astounding.