“Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my Strength and my Redeemer.” – Psalm 19:12-14
I believe we may declare that we are blameless and innocent of transgression. These verses give us a bigger and clearer picture of what Paul meant when He said that Christ literally became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21).
If you’ve been reading for a while, I totally understand that by now I may sound like a broken record regarding Christ’s finished work, but if there’s one thing I found myself so passionate about, it’s this. There’s not much I can think about beyond this regarding passions, so this is a start. I appreciate you, dear reader.
Sin, as it was, was apparently our identity, and all we did fell short of His glory, which ultimately has us uncertain. Indeed, what man can fully understand and therefore rein his errors? And can we name all of our faults? Can we keep ourselves from sin, even those we give this brand and that, not just ‘presumptuous’? The sad fact was, sin had dominion and absolute power over us; we were completely soaked in the filth and we couldn’t cleanse ourselves permanently, no matter how hard we tried. All of our efforts, no matter how glorious or grand, no matter how passionate our ‘good intentions’ were.. all we were, all we did fell short of His glory. Sin completely confused us, totally rattled us, and confounds us to ridiculous extents. Sin constantly and mercilessly kept us anxious and second-guessing, completely shaken.
This was the sin which Christ did not just take, but because of how infinitely perfect He was as a sacrifice, He BECAME sin. Considering His perfection, it also entails that His work was truly, completely finished… What does this mean?
Christ died, so sin died. Yes, Christ died, so sin – all of it, and all that it entails… from painful consequences to the wrath of God (all the impact of sin to Creation, and from Creator), to all its wages, even death itself – Christ took it all, and as the word says, He drained the cup down to the dregs.
Christ’s victory over sin has made us new – completely aware of how sin ruined us, but now vindicated as Christ is vindicated! Now, we have joy in place of confusion, we have wisdom in place of anxiety, and enlightenment which chases away the darkness, all by Christ, who endures forever; by Christ, who is true and righteous!
By Christ, our victory is complete! Sin is completely destroyed, and we have been made perfectly righteous! God’s love is overwhelming, overflowing, far above all, infinite and everlasting!
All Scripture breathes and professes Christ, and all Creation shines the glory of God, who is Christ. The Truth of God and who He says He is, made fully visible in the heavens and the earth, and in all of Scripture; Oh, that our beings give this Truth the smallest consideration! As we let the Holy Spirit open the blinds even just a little bit, the IMMENSE glory of His infinite perfection, seen in His righteousness, utterly CAPTURES us.
May we taste, and see that the Lord is good!
Lord, You are my Strength, and my Redeemer. By Christ, all of me – from my words to my my meditations, to all of my being – By Christ, all that comprises of my being is not just acceptable, but a sweet aroma of worship which is pleasing to You; Thank You, Father, just for Jesus Christ, whose finished work was perfect and complete!