It is astounding to think that one equation could explain all things in both the physical and spiritual universe. But God’s equation is the revelation of scripture. It is the way God thinks. It is the truth of heaven. It is the purpose of eternity. It explains God’s word. It fulfills His work. This equation gave birth to time. It determines and controls all events in time. It survives time; it determines the world that is to come, when time will be no more.
This equation pleases God. It satisfies His heart. It fulfills His love. And, it is the comfort, confidence and joy of every believing sinner. It is the hope and content of every believer’s blessing. It solves all problems, from the simplest to the most complex. By it, God answers every question.
God’s equation is singularly simple, sublimely elegant and infinitely applicable. It is clearly stated in just three short words in Colossians 3:11, “CHRIST IS ALL.” Scripture factors this equation by expanding and explaining its terms throughout its pages.
Christ is all in creation. All things were made by Him and for Him. He was before all things. Without Him was not anything made that was made. He upholds all things. He gives life and breath to all.
Christ is all in providence. By Him, all things in time and eternity consist and are ordered to bring about His sovereign will. All are perfectly reconciled to the will of God; all are put in their place: His people and elect angels -- vessels to honor -- with Him in glory, in their place; the devil and unbelievers -- vessels to dishonor -- separated from Him eternally, in their place.
Christ is all in salvation to God’s elect, the Church. He is their eternal Redeemer, Surety, Mediator, Priest, and He is the Lamb of God. In wisdom, He answered heaven’s court and heaven’s heart for them with Himself. In righteousness, He met every obligation for obedience and satisfied every demand of justice that God required of them. In holiness, He sanctified Himself to God with His whole heart, soul, mind and strength, in life and in death, for their holiness. He is the ransom price paid to God’s justice, by which He obtained eternal redemption for them, paying their every crime-debt against God, freeing them from captivity to every enslaving and terrorizing enemy. His redemption earned eternal inheritance for them in God: He is their God and they are His people; Christ is their shield who gave Himself for them, and their exceeding great reward who gives Himself to them.
If you have been taught of God, then Christ is all to you. If Christ is not all, if you need something else or something in addition to Him, then you remain ignorant of God. Lord! Make this sinner to know you in the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ alone!