CHRIST IS OUR LIFE

"Christ, who is our life." Col.3:4

by Spurgeon

Paul's marvelously rich expression indicates
that Christ is the source of our life.
"You has He quickened who were dead in
trespasses and sins." That same voice which
brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us
to newness of life.

Christ is now the substance of our spiritual life.
It is by His life that we live; He is in us, the
hope glory, the spring of our actions, the central
thought which moves every other thought.

Christ is the sustenance of our life.
What can the Christian feed upon but Jesus?
O wayworn pilgrims in this wilderness of sin,
you never get a morsel to satisfy the hunger
of your spirits, except you find it in Him!

Christ is the solace of our life.
All our true joys come from Him; and in times
of trouble, His presence is our consolation.
There is nothing worth living for but Him;
and His lovingkindness is better than life!

Christ is the object of our life.
As speeds the ship towards the port, so hastens
the believer towards the haven of his Savior's
bosom. As flies the arrow to its goal, so flies
the Christian towards perfecting of his fellowship
with Christ Jesus. As the soldier fights for his
captain, and is crowned in his captain's victory,
so the believer contends for Christ, and gets
his triumph out of the triumphs of his Master.
For him to live is Christ.

Christ is the exemplar of our life.
Where there is the same life within, there will,
there must be, to a great extent, the same
developments without; and if we live in near
fellowship with the Lord Jesus we shall grow
like Him. We shall set Him before us as our
Divine copy, and we shall seek to tread in His
footsteps, until He shall become the crown of
our life in glory.

Oh! how safe, how honored, how happy
is the Christian, since Christ is our life!