Friday, January 24, 2014


OK, how does one live the Christian life?
Well, Christ became wisdom to us from God.

First Corinthians 1:30 reads like this in the original:

"But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus,
who of God is made unto us wisdom:
and righteousness, and sanctification, 
and redemption."

Notice the colon after the word wisdom. Wisdom
is the subject; righteousness, sanctification, and
redemption explains how Christ becomes our
wisdom. God the Father makes Jesus to become
wisdom unto us.

You may not believe this but God has not given
us Christ just so we can be saved. He has given
Christ to be our life. Before we received Jesus
we lived out of our own resources in order to
get life. But now that we have Jesus. He
becomes our life within. He wants us to live our
life through His life.

The verse above does not say that Jesus gives us
wisdom but that Christ became wisdom to us from
God. It is not that Christ makes us wise, or that
we have the gift of wisdom, but He is becoming
our wisdom! It is a becoming, not an all at once
done deal.

Maybe I am one of the few Christians who have
tried and tried to live out my Christian life through
my own resources--and failed miserably--,but I
don't think so. It was not until a few years ago
that I found out that it is not only hard, but it is
impossible to live the Christian life on ones own!

Thankful Corner:
A quiet day of heart peace

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