Thursday, February 26, 2015
There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:5)
God's answer to everything, God's explanation of everything, and God's means of realizing everything is a Man, "the man Christ Jesus." When this world has run its evil course, this inhabited earth will be judged in a Man. Men will be judged by what their inward relationship is to that Man. The question at the judgment will never be of how much good or bad, right or wrong, more or less, is in a man; it will turn upon this one point, "Are you in Christ?" If not, more or less makes no difference. God's intention, God's proclamation is that all things are in His Son. Are you in Him? Why not? The basis of judgment is very simple. It is all gathered up in a Man, and what is in that Man of God for us. That is the basis of judgment. It all comes back to the very simple, and yet comprehensive and blessed truth, that it is what Christ is that satisfies God, reaches God's end, and meets all our need. It is all summed up in a Man, "the man Christ Jesus."
The Lord continue to open our eyes to His glorious and Heavenly Man, Who is also the Divine Servant.
By T. Austin-Sparks from: All Things in Christ - Chapter 15
This photograph is by Jay McBride.