All of God's blessing upon us, His people, is a result, a fringe benefit if you will of this: We belong to the Son of God. He is mine, my Redeemer, my Substitute, my All, but Paul, though listing in the context things that are ours, he reverses the ownership in this case, and instead of saying Christ is yours, he says it this way: ye are Christ's. There is a simple reason for this. He is ours BECAUSE we are His. Us belonging to Him is the reason, the cause of Him belonging to us, just as we love Him BECAUSE He first loved us. Glorious, unspeakable truth: 'I am my Beloved's, and my Beloved is mine.'
Chris Cunningham is Pastor of College Grove Grace Church, 6490 Arno College Grove Road, College Grove, TN 37046-9127. You may contact him by phone at 615-566-7849, or email at [email protected]. The church website may be viewed at http://www.collegegrovegracechurch.com/