This is the message of the psalms, this is the wisdom of God, this is “to live is Christ” – Blessed are all who take refuge IN HIM.
“To live is Christ” means that you already have EVERY spiritual blessing. YOU CANNOT BE MORE BLESSED THAN YOU ALREADY ARE.
“To live is Christ” is not to find our way to these blessed attributes of Jesus. It is to find them IN Jesus. In Christ we are the poor in Spirit who ARE blessed in him. Blessed through the repentance and faith that places us into the kingdom of God as citizens of heaven, and co-heirs with Christ.
This is the message of the psalms, this is the wisdom of God, this is “to live is Christ” – Blessed are all who take refuge in him. Will you take your refuge in the unconditional love and grace of the blessed man, Jesus the Christ? Will you walk with him? Stand with him? Sit with him? Will you be planted in his salvation? Or will you be a wicked fool today, relying on your own righteousness?
“To live is Christ” means when suffering comes, and it will, we can trust that God will always give and take away whatever is best for us. Why? Because on the cross he already gave us what he will never take away – Jesus. His life. His righteousness. His eternity. His forever love.
“To live is Christ” is the realization of the priestly blessing of God. God’s face shining upon us is the face of Christ shining in our hearts (2 Cor. 4:6). God’s countenance turned toward us bringing the fear melting power of his peace. Not a peace that’s found in the temporal blessings of this earth, but the peace that passes all our human understanding and grows through all eternity. The eternally satisfying blessing of God’s presence now placed in us in the indwelling life of Christ.