Tuesday, September 15, 2009

One of my most favorite themes to dwell on and pray about is the substitution of Jesus Christ in my place. He died for me. He suffered in my place. He took my sins upon Himself.

I was reminded of this again this morning in a prayer. Here's how it reads:

"Accept his worthiness for my unworthiness,
his sinlessness for my transgressions
his purity for my uncleanness,
his sincerity for my guile,
his truth for my deceits,
his meekness for my pride,
his constancy for my backslidings,
his love for my enmity,
his fullness for my emptiness,
his faithfulness for my treachery,
his obedience for my lawlessness,
his glory for my shame,
his devotedness for my waywardness,
his holy life for my unchaste ways,
his righteousness for my dead works,
his death for my life."
--Valley of Vision, 157

May we as believers never forget that God crushed His son for us (Isa 53:10). God gives us all of Christ's righteousness (=imputation) in exchange for our sin and defilement! What a glorious salvation.

2 Corinthians 5:21 21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

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