Nathan W. Bingham
Connecting in a Hyper-Connected World

The Believer and Christ’s Righteousness

As a Christian, are you daily conscious of and thankful for the righteousness of Jesus Christ?

Consider these words from Robert Haldane as quoted in The Discipline of Grace:

“To that righteousness is the eye of the believer ever to be directed; on that righteousness must he rest; on that righteousness must he live; on that righteousness must he die; in that righteousness must he appear before the judgment-seat: in that righteousness must he stand for ever in the presence of a righteous God.” — Robert Haldane (1764-1842)

This truth was memorably lived out in the life of J. Gresham Machen who sent the following brief telegram to his friend and colleague John Murray shortly before his death:

“I’m so thankful for the active obedience of Christ. No hope without it.” — J. Gresham Machen (1881-1937)

Jesus Christ’s active obedience, His perfect righteousness, is my only hope. Is it yours?

You can read more about what Machen meant by his last telegram here.

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