The Best of All Possessions

For I know that my Redeemer lives… – Job 19:25

Poor Job, he had lost everything else, but he had not lost his Redeemer. Notice, he does not say, “I know that my wife and my children live;” but he says, “I know that my Redeemer liveth.” Ah! “my Redeemer,”-he has not lost Him, so he has the best of all possessions still left. Looking up to Him, by faith, with the tears of joy standing in his eyes, he says, “Yes, He is my Redeemer, and He still lives; I accept Him as mine, and I will cling to Him for ever.” Can you, beloved friends, not merely rejoice in Christ as the Redeemer, but also as your Redeemer? Have you personally accepted Him as your Redeemer? Have you personally trusted Him with your soul, wholly and really; and do you already feel in your own heart, a kinship to this great Kinsman, a trust in this great Vindicator, a reliance upon His great redemption? Another man’s redemption is of no value to my soul; the sweetness lies in the little word “my”-“my Redeemer.” Luther used to say that the marrow of the gospel is found in the pronouns, and I believe it is: “my Redeemer.” We had lost everything. Father Adam had put everything under a heavy mortgage, and we could not even meet the interest on it; but the whole estate is unmortgaged now, even to paradise itself. Does someone ask, “Is there not any mortgage even upon paradise?” …Jesus Christ hath said, in the words of the psalmist, “I restored that which I took not away.” Bankrupt debtors, through the Lord’s sovereign grace, you are no longer under any liabilities because of your sin if Christ be accepted by you as your Goel and Redeemer. He hath restored to you the estates which your first father, Adam, had lost; and He hath made you heirs of God, and joint heirs with Jesus Christ, through the wondrous redemption which He wrought for you upon the cross of Calvary. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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