from Tammy Phillips
April 4, 2022
“For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
When we are feeling wrong, it is nice to be reminded that we are right.
When we are feeling sad, it is wonderful to be reminded why we should rejoice always.
When we are feeling less than enough, it glorious to be reminded that He is more than enough.
The following is modern adaptation from “Morning Reading” by Charles H. Spurgeon:
Why do you weep ? Are you mourning over you own sins? Look to the perfect Lord, and remember, YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM (Colossians 2:10). You are perfect in God’s sight, as if you had never sinned. More than that, the Lord our Righteousness has put a divine garment upon you, so that you have more than the righteousness of man. You have the righteousness of God. You who are mourning because of sin, depravity, and disobedience , remember, none of your sins can condemn you. You have learned to hate sin; but you also must know that sin is not yours. Your sin was laid upon Christ on the cross. He took and paid for your sins. Your standing is not in yourself—it is in Christ. Your acceptance is not in yourself, but in the Lord. You are as much accepted of God today, with all your sinfulness, as you will be when you stand before God’s throne, free from all corruption. I beg you, lay hold of this precious thought, perfection in Christ! For you are “complete in Him.” With the Savior’s garment on, you are holy as the Holy one. “Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yes rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us.” (Romans 8:34) Sister and Brother, let your heart rejoice, for you are “accepted in the beloved.” ( Ephesians 1:6 ) What do you have to fear? Let you face always wear a smile. Live near the Master! Live in the suburbs of the Celestial City! Soon, when your time has come, your shall rise up where Jesus sits and reign at His right hand. All this because the divine Lord “was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
I enCOURAGE you to meditate on this inspired word from our brother, Charles Spurgeon. Meditate on who you are in Him. You are righteous in Him. You are free in Him. You are delivered from the penalty of sin in Him. You are perfected in Him. YOU ARE COMPLETE IN HIM. I needed to be reminded of these very facts this morning and I believe you probably needed to hear this, too.
Take confidence in the fact that your loved ones in Him who have passed on through the gates of heaven are truly whole, healed, and complete in Him and living their very best lives in His loving arms. Blessings and encouragement to all who have lost loved ones these past few weeks.