Thoughts from the Songs 8.11


I love songs that pair the sufficiency of Christ with the need of the people. A good look at the overall state of mankind reveals deep need. Mankind is constantly trying to satisfy this need. We buy stuff over here and shop for things over there; we busy our time to capacity leaving no room for ministry to the church and those whom we love; we find ourselves quietly addicted to various things while hiding or justifying our sin. We may even go so far as to think of our sin as good for God’s glory (see Rom. 3:8).

Dear saint! Our need is great, but God’s remedy is even greater. Christ is the cornerstone on which our salvation rests, and this cornerstone is trustworthy. He was faithful to live a perfect life in human form, faithful to be crucified for the sake of our sin, and faithful in the resurrection (Phil. 2:6-11). The life God requires can only be accomplished by the Son, so Jesus has become ALL to us. We sing:

Let the glory of your name be the passion of the church
Let the righteousness of God be a holy flame that burns
Let the saving love of Christ be the measure of our lives
We believe Your all to us