Morning, June 18, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
“Your Redeemer.” — Isaiah 54:5
Jesus, the Redeemer, is altogether ours and ours forever. All the offices of Christ are held on our behalf. He is king for us, priest for us, and prophet for us. Whenever we read a new title of the Redeemer, let us appropriate him as ours under that name as much as under any other. The shepherd’s staff, the father’s rod, the captain’s sword, the priest’s miter, the prince’s scepter, the prophet’s mantle, all are ours. Jesus has no dignity which he will not employ for our exaltation, and no prerogative which he will not exercise for our defense. His fulness of Godhead is our unfailing, inexhaustible treasure-house.
His humanity also, which he took upon him for us, is ours in all its perfection. Our gracious Lord communicates to us the spotless virtue of a stainless character; to us he gives the exemplary effectiveness of a devoted life; on us he bestows the reward procured by obedient submission and ceaseless service. He makes the unblemished garment of his life our covering beauty; the glittering virtues of his character our ornaments and jewels; and the superhuman meekness of his death our boast and glory. He bequeaths us his manger, from which to learn how God came down to man; and his Cross to teach us how man may go up to God. All his thoughts, emotions, actions, declarations, miracles, and intercessions, were for us. He trod the road of sorrow on our behalf, and gave to us as his heavenly legacy the full results of all the labors of his life. He is now as much ours as before now; and he does not blush to acknowledge himself as “our Lord Jesus Christ,” though he is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. Christ everywhere and every way is our Christ, forever and ever most richly to enjoy. O my soul, by the power of the Holy Spirit call him this morning, “your Redeemer!”