Monday, September 24, 2012
John Brown on Galatians 2:20: "He is the soul of my soul, the life of my life."
I used this quote from John Brown on Galatians 2:20 ("I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me....") in last Sunday's sermon:
Christ died, and in him I died; Christ revived and in him I revived. I am a dead man with regard to the law, but I am a living man in regard to Christ. The law has killed me, and by doing so, it has set me free from itself. I have no more to do with the law. The life I have now is not the life of a man under the law, but the life of a man delivered from the law; having died and risen again with Christ Jesus, Christ’s righteousness justifies me, Christ’s spirit animates me. My relations to God are his relations. The influences under which I live are the influences under which he lives. Christ’s views are my views; Christ’s feelings are my feelings. He is the soul of my soul, the life of my life. My state, my sentiments, my feelings, my conduct are all Christian (p. 97).