The Low Christian
Christian! Why are you low? Are you depressed about the sins you commit? Look to your perfect Lord and remember – you are complete in Him; in God’s sight you are as perfect as if you had never sinned; no, it’s more than that, the Lord our Righteousness has put a divine coat on you, so that you’ve got more than man’s righteousness – you’ve got the righteousness of God!
Those who are low because of sin, remember, not one of these sins can send you to hell! You have learned to hate sin; but you’ve also learned to know that sin is not yours – it was laid on Christ’s head! You’re standing not because of yourself, but because of your Lord; you are as much accepted of God today, with all your sins, as you will be when you stand before God’s throne, free from all sin. Remember this, get to grips with of this amazing thought: perfection is in Christ! You are ‘complete in Him’.
With your Saviour’s coat on, you are as holy as Jesus himself! Christian, be happy for you are ‘accepted in Christ’ – who do you have to fear.
Let your face always wear a smile; live near your Master; living on the suburbs of the Celestial City; because soon, when your time is up, you’ll rise up where Jesus sits, and reign at His right hand – and all this because the divine Lord was ‘made sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God’.
C H Spurgeon