Aug 09 8:09 AM

We are In Christ Jesus

Aug 09 8:09 AM
Aug 09 8:09 AM


Monday, August, 9 2021

1 Corinthians 1:30

It's easy in this world to feel like you are nothing at all. We look at our lives and most of us aren't very influential when it comes to the things of this world. Most of us don't have a notable or noble birth to point to, to make us stand out in the crowd. So many times we can just feel like we're a nothing we're a nobody, and as far as the wisdom of this world goes, we're just kind of here. And yet, that is not what God says about those who have put their faith in Christ Jesus. Read his words from 1 Corinthians 1:30, "It is because of God that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness, and redemption."

You might feel like you're a nobody. But what God is saying here is that by his choice, and by his power, and by his will, some translations would say, because it's a gift of God, your life is now in Christ Jesus. You're in him, he's with you, in you. Because of that, Christ Jesus has become your wisdom from God. You might not be wise in the ways of this world, but in Christ Jesus he has become your wisdom, and he is the fullness of the wisdom of God. He has become your righteousness. What this is saying is not that he's making you righteous, it's saying that he already has, and that in Christ Jesus you are the righteousness of God in Christ. It's not saying that he's making you holy. That's true, but what this is saying is that he has already made you holy because you are in Christ Jesus, and he is the holiness of God. Therefore, you are the holiness of God. It's saying that Christ Jesus is your redemption. You have been purchased, you were bought, you were paid for, and that deal is sealed. It's done. Because of this, you are the wisdom of God, simply because you're in Christ Jesus. And that, friends, makes you somebody. That makes you important, because you are important to God.