“…Christ is all…” – Colossians 3:11
We used to sing an old song that says, “Nothing between my soul and the Savior” and I confess there have been times when I wondered how some could sing such a song while living as they were. Had I taken more time to examine my own life I would have found reason to stop singing such a lie. We all need to be constantly reminded that Christ is all, and there should be nothing between our soul and our Savior. James Smith wrote the following:
“Yes: this is God’s purpose, which cannot be frustrated, that Christ shall be all. He is all in our justification and sanctification, for we are justified and sanctified IN HIS NAME.
He is all in our preservation and glorification, for we are kept by His power, and enter heaven through His merits. He should be all in our pursuits, pleasures, hopes, motives, and aims. Many put their comforts in the place of Christ, and then God puts comfort out of their reach; others put their graces in the place of Christ, and then faith, hope, and love, are concealed by a cloud.
There must be nothing between God and us, but Jesus; we must look away from sin, from graces, and from works, and expect to be accepted, blessed, and honoured only in the name and for the honour of Jesus. Christ is our conquering weapon, by which we ovecome our foes; our plea, by which we prevail with God; our righteousness, by which we are justified; and our peace, which supports and comforts us in life and in death.
Christ is all we want, or God can give. He is our sun and shield; our present joy and endless portion. He is our all on earth, He will be our all in heaven.”
Saviour! the knowledge of Thy love
into my soul convey;
Thyself bestow! for Thee alone,
My all in all, I pray.