Putting on Christ
Does Satan accuse you, that you are a sinner before God, and cursed by the law of God? The charge is just – OWN IT. Yet this need not destroy your peace of conscience. PUT ON CHRIST, your breast-plate of righteousness. For, He was made sin for us, that we sinners might be made the righteousness of God in Him (2nd Corinthians 5:21). “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us” (Galatians 3:13). By Him, all who believe are completely justified, fully discharged, and perfectly acquitted from ALL things (Acts 13:39). Though “sin hath reigned unto death, yet grace reigns through the righteousness of Jesus Christ our LORD, unto eternal life” (Romans 5:21). Now why is Christ, His grace and righteousness, thus held forth to us in Scripture? Surely it is that we should so put Him on in our conscience as to answer every demand of law and justice, silence every accusation of Satan, possess peace and joy in God knowing assuredly that we have eternal life in Christ. O this living and abiding in the LORD is precious! It is living like ourselves, children of God, members of Christ, and heirs of glory!
William Mason – 1773