Pristine Grace

It Meets My Need
by Jim Byrd
It Meets My Need

     Why do I love this gospel of God’s free and sovereign grace to sinners in Christ Jesus? This gospel meets my every requirement; it suits the needs of this bankrupt, helpless sinner. The gospel demands nothing of me, but supplies every spiritual and eternal need for me. It announces the glad tidings that everything required to make me pure and righteous before God, my perfect Substitute has been accomplished. The gospel doesn’t command me, “Do this or that,” but sweetly proclaims, “It is finished.” 

     The gospel declares that my eternal Surety has met every requirement stipulated by God for my salvation. Do I need my sin put away? Christ “appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself” (Hebrews 9:26). Do I need righteousness? “God hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).  Do I need a Mediator between me and a holy God?  “For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:5)