Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Normal Christian Life
I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.
So the life I now live in the body, I live because of the faithfulness of the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me. (Gal 2:20 NET)
God's word has one answer to every human need, His Son, Jesus Christ.
In all His dealings with us He works by taking us out of the way and substituting Christ in our place.
The Son of God died instead of us for our forgiveness: He lives instead of us for our deliverance.
So we can speak of two substitutions, a Substitute on the Cross who secures our forgiveness and
a Substitute within who secures our victory. It will help us greatly, and save us from much confusion,
if we keep constantly before us this fact, that God will answer all our questions in one way only, namely,
by showing us more of His Son.
For it is God which worketh in you
both to will and to do of his good pleasure. (Phi 2:13 KJV)