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THE SUITABILITY OF CHRIST

17 September 2014

HE NOW SEES THE SUITABILITY OF CHRIST

By means of this illumination the renewed soul, under the Holy Spirit through the Word, now perceives (comprehends) how WELL SUITED Christ Jesus is to his poor wretched condition.

The only hope he clings to is the prospect of obtaining deliverance from the “wrath to come” through the vicarious life and death of the Lord Jesus (i.e. Jesus Christ lived for and died right in the very place of a people).

This keeps his soul from being overwhelmed with grief and from sinking into complete despondency because of the SIGHT of his sins.

As the Holy Spirit (through the Word) presents to him the infinite merits of Christ’s obedience and righteousness, His tender compassion for repentant sinners, His great power to save, desires to share in that work now possess his heart.

He is now resolved to look for salvation in no other. (person, working, or church) Under the gracious influences of the Holy Spirit, the soul is drawn by such words as these:

“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

or

“Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out,”

and he is led to apply to Him for pardon, cleansing, peace, righteousness, strength.