I Scarce Can Take It In…

The “Divine Exchange” never ceases to amaze me.

Jesus exchanged his “divine bank account” for mine.  God credited my sinful life to Jesus, as if he had lived my life,  and God credited Jesus’ perfect life to me as if I had lived his life of flawless obedience.  But not only did God count Jesus’ obedience to me, but he gives me all the rewards for that obedience.  I scarce can take it in…

And now we may say, Lord, the condemnation was yours, that the justification might be mine; the agony yours, that the victory might be mine; the pain was yours, and the ease mine; the stripes yours, and the healing balm issuing from them mine; the vinegar and gall were yours, that the honey and sweet might be mine; the curse was yours, that the blessing might be mine; the crown of thorns was yours, that the crown of glory might be mine; the death was yours, the life purchased by it mine; you paid the price that I might enjoy the inheritance. — John Flavel, The Fountain of Life

Let this wonderful truth fill you with joy and thanksgiving today.

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