Our Redeemer’s Merits

I will cry unto God most high; unto God that performeth all things for me. – Psalm 57:2

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. – 2 Corinthians 1:20

The God who made the promises has not left them as pictures, but has made them to fulfill them. It is God who is the actual worker of all that He declared in the covenant of grace should be wrought in and for His people.

Let us think of this as it pertains to our Redeemer’s merits… Meritoriously our Saviour-God has performed all things for us. Our sin has been all put away; He bore it all-every particle of it. The righteousness that wraps us is complete; He has woven it all from the top throughout. All that God’s infinite, unflinching justice can ask of us has been performed for us by our Surety and our Covenant Head. I need not say I have to fight; my warfare is accomplished. I need not think I have to wash away my sins; as a believer, my sin is pardoned. All things are performed for me. Don’t forget amidst your service for Christ what service Christ has rendered to you; do all things for Christ, but let the stimulating motive be that Christ has done all things for you. There is not even a little thing that is for you to do to complete the work of Christ. The temple He has builded wants not that you should find a single stone to make it perfect. The ransom He has paid does not wait until you add the last mite. It is all done. O soul, if Christ has completely redeemed thee and saved thee, rest thou on Him, and cry to Him, and if sin rebels within thee at this present moment, fly-though thy spirit be shut up as in the Cave Adullam- -fly to Him by faith-to Him who hath done all things for thee as thy Representative and Substitute. ~ C.H. Spurgeon