I came across this quote from Charles Spurgeon the other day. “It is not thy hold on Christ that saves thee; it is Christ. It is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee; it is Christ. It is not even thy faith in Christ that saves thee, though that be the instrument. It is Christ’s blood and merit.”
It is Christ. The LORD Christ Jesus is everything. He is the heart and soul, the core of our life and discipleship.
“You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator. In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.” [Colossians 3:11 HCSB]
Christ is all and in all. All the things that we use to identify or distinguish ourselves, our ethnic identity, religious identity, social standing, political standing, economic standing, educational standing, all of that comes to naught in light of our renewal in Him. Christ is all and in all.
How far short we come in knowing and experiencing the all-sufficiency of Christ in us. How far short we are in being Christ-centered in our personal life (our relationship with Him) or even in our “religious” life (our ministry).
The last couple of years have sought to draw our attention away from this truth. We have been bombarded on every side with fear. The enemy of our soul and the world have joined forces to wrestle our peace, our attention, and our faith away from our Lord and Savior.
But, the truth is found in those three little words that Charles Spurgeon spoke long ago … “It is Christ.”
Alone, He is our all in all.