Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life (Isaiah 43:4).
Just think, if all your hope is Christ Jesus, then the judgment of God toward you was fully accomplished when Christ Jesus laid down his life in your place on the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). “Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle (Isaiah 42:25). Having satisfied justice and redeemed you from the curse of the law by being made a curse for you, the LORD God is well-pleased for his righteousness sake; Christ Jesus has magnified the law and made it honorable for you. The Holy Spirit of God speaks into your heart, saying, “But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Savior” (Isaiah 43:1-3). Oh, can’t you just camp out right there! Why did God do this for such a sinner amongst so many just like me? - Clay Curtis
Clay Curtis is pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Ewing, New Jersey. Their services begin Sunday morning at 10:15 am and 11am at 251 Green Lane,...