LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Friday, April 14, 2006

Jehovah Tsidkenu: The Lord Our Righteousness - Spurgeon

The following is taken from a sermon (#395) by C.H.Spurgeon, delivered at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Sunday, June 2,1861...

And now let us stop a moment and think over this whole title—“The Lord our righteousness.” Brethren, the Law-giver has himself obeyed the law. Do you not think that his obedience will be sufficient? Jehovah has himself become man that so he may do man’s work: think you that he has done it imperfectly? Jehovah—he who girds the angels that excel in strength—has taken upon him the form of a servant that he may become obedient: think you that his service will be incomplete? Let the fact that the Saviour is Jehovah strengthen your confidence. Be ye bold. Be ye very courageous. Face heaven, and earth, and hell with the challenge of the apostle. “Who shall say anything to the charge of God’s elect? “Look back upon your past sins, look upon your present infirmities, and all your future errors, and while you weep the tears of repentance, let no fear of damnation blanch your cheek. You stand before God to-day robed in your Saviour’s garments, “with his spotless vestments on, holy as the Holy One.” Not Adam when he walked in Eden’s bowers was more accepted than you are,—not more pleasing to the eye of the all-judging, the sin-hating God than you are if clothed in Jesus’ righteousness and sprinkled with his blood. You have a better righteousness than Adam had. He had a human righteousness; your garments are divine. He had a robe complete, it is true, but the earth had woven it. You have a garment as complete, but heaven has made it for you to wear. Go up and down in the strength of this great truth and boast exceedingly, and glory in your God; and let this be on the top and summit of your heart and soul: “Jehovah, the Lord our righteousness.”

5 Comments:

Blogger bluecollar said...

The Spurgeon Archive can be found at...

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April 14, 2006 9:26 PM

 
Blogger Joe said...

So great!

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!

April 15, 2006 11:17 AM

 
Blogger bluecollar said...

Joe: Thank you. You do the same!

April 15, 2006 12:34 PM

 
Blogger jel said...

mark,
take care and have a great day!

April 15, 2006 7:57 PM

 
Blogger Bhedr said...

>Not Adam when he walked in Eden’s bowers was more accepted than you are,—not more pleasing to the eye of the all-judging, the sin-hating God than you are if clothed in Jesus’ righteousness and sprinkled with his blood. You have a better righteousness than Adam had. He had a human righteousness; your garments are divine.<

Spurgeon understood so much. He was a sound believer and an encouragement. I am glad I am allowed to read him.

April 15, 2006 9:47 PM

 

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