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Sovereign Grace Church - Clothed in Christ - by Joseph D. Murphy

the unsearchable riches of Christ...

EPHESIANS 3:8




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Jul 16, 2023
Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:30-31:0 & Genesis 3:21
Duration:2 mins 28 secs


Clothed in Christ

…of Him are ye in Christ Jesus…

(1 Corinthians 1:30)

We read in 1st Corinthians chapter 1 verse 30 “… of Him are ye in Christ Jesus.” What does this mean? It is the same gospel report that we read in type and shadow in Genesis chapter 3 verse 21, “… the LORD God [made] coats of skins, and clothed them.” This verse testifies of the Gospel of Christ. It testifies that salvation is of the LORD—all of it.

The scriptures declare that our Heavenly Father “…hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21). Just as surely as God clothed Adam and Eve, beloved of God, “…of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30).

So then believer, how is it that you have been made wise unto salvation? Christ.

How is it that you have been made righteous? Christ.

How is it that you have been sanctified? Christ.

How is it that you have been redeemed? Christ.

Beloved, you have been saved by Christ, your all and in all.

Believer, you have been justified freely, without any cause found in yourself. And the reason why you are saved is only found in the sovereign pleasure of God, who according to His grace, purposed to save us in Christ Jesus before the foundation of the world (2 Timothy 1:9). You see, the reason why Adam and Eve were found clothed in these coats of skin; is the same reason why you who believe on Christ are found in Him [Jonah 2:9]. My friend, salvation is God providing for you in Christ, not you providing for yourself. Salvation is God covering you in Christ, not you covering yourself. And if you and I are indeed in Christ, saved by His blessed person and finished saving work, we are found in Him according to the good pleasure of our Heavenly Father’s will—not our own.

Salvation is God’s provision for sinners in Christ, not ours; and He who provides these garments of salvation is the One who graciously dresses us in them, and makes them to be ours.

Beloved, of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. Salvation is (from its very beginning in grace, to its conclusion in glory) of the LORD [1st Corinthians 1:30-31, Jonah 2:9]. Amen.



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