Christian, do you feel as if you are nothing? It matters not, for you are enough in your Jesus.Richard Alleine, Heaven Opened
Are you dark? He is a fountain of light.
Are you dead? He is a fountain of life.
Are you poor and low, weak in knowledge, in faith, in love, in patience? He is a treasure of all grace.
And whatever He is, He is for you!
Is He wise? He is wise for you.
Is He holy? He is holy for you.
He is meek, He is merciful, humble, patient for you.
He is strong, rich, and full for you.
Bewail your own poverty and weakness, but bless yourself in your Lord, for He is rich, righteous, and all powerful . . .
As the head and the body, as the husband and wife, so Christ and His saints are mutually concerned. They are rich or poor, stand and fall, live and die together.
The husband conveys to the wife a title to what he has; as the wife holds of the husband, so it is between Christ and His church. They have nothing but through Him. Their whole tenure is in Him as the Head.
Whatever is His is theirs. Whatever is theirs is His.
His God is their God, His Father is their Father, His blood, His merits, His Spirit, His victories, all the spoils He has captured, all the revenue and income of His life and death - ALL IS THEIRS!
He obeyed for them, He suffered for them, He lived for them, He died for them, He rose for them, He ascended for them, and He has set down on the right hand of God to act for them.
This is that Jesus who is given to us. This is He who by covenant is made over to all His saints.
HT: Christ . . . Altogether Lovely