Whatever We Seek, Let Us Find It In His Cross

“Since we see that the whole of our salvation, and all the branches of it, are comprehended in Christ, we must be cautious not to separate him from the smallest portion of it. If we seek salvation, we are taught by the name of Jesus that it is in him; if we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in his anointing; strength, in his dominion; purity, in his conception; gentleness discovers itself in his nativity, by which he was made to resemble us in all things, that he might learn to commiserate with us. If we seek redemption, it will be found in his passion; if absolution, in his condemnation; remission of the curse, in his cross; satisfaction, in his sacrifice; purification, in his blood; reconciliation, in his descent into hell; mortification of the flesh, in his tomb; newness of life and immortality, in his resurrection; the inheritance of the celestial kingdom, in his entrance into heaven; protection, security, abundance, and enjoyment of all blessings, in his kingdom; a fearless expectation of the judgment, in the judicial authority committed to him. Finally, blessings of every kind are deposited in him; let us draw from his treasury, and from no other source, until our desires are satisfied.”

John Calvin, quoted in John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor (p.192)

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