Jesus, the Covenant

“Jesus Christ is Himself the sum and substance of the covenant, and as one of its gifts, He is the property of every believer.  Believer, can you estimate what you have received in Christ?  ‘In Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily’ (Col. 2:9).  Consider the word God and its infinity, and then, meditate on Christ, the perfect Man, and all His beauty; for all that Christ, as God and Man, ever had, or can have, is yours.  Out of pure, free favor, it passed over to you to be your personal property forever.  Our blessed Jesus, as God, is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent.  Will it not console you to know that all these great and glorious attributes are altogether yours?  Has He power?  That power is your to support and strengthen you, to overcome your enemies, and to preserve you even to the end.  Has He love?  Well, there is not a drop of love in His heart that is not yours; you may dive into the immense ocean of His love, and you may say of it all, ‘It is mine.’  Has He not justice?  It may seem a stern attribute, but even that is yours, for He will, by His justice see to it that all that is promised to you in the covenant of grace will be most certainly secured to you.  And all that He has as perfect Man is yours.  As a perfect Man, Christ received the Father’s delight.  He stood accepted by the Most High.  Believer, God’s acceptance of Christ is your acceptance; for do you not know that the love that the Father set on a perfect Christ, He sets on you now?  For all that Christ did is yours.  That perfect righteousness that Jesus brought about, when through His stainless life He kept the law and made it honorable, is yours and is imputed to you.  Christ is in the covenant.

My God, I am yours–what a comfort divine!

What a blessing to know that the Savior is mine!

In the heavenly Lam thrice happy I am,

And my heart it does dance at the sound of His name.

Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening