Ginrich's Devotional Blog

May 7, 2017

Because of Jesus

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,faith,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,Jesus,prayer — by ginrich @ 9:40 pm

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord (NIV)

 We humans think we’re so smart; we have so much wisdom; we are so very proud.  We even pride ourselves on how religious we are.  None of these things are anything but filthy rags compared to Jesus.  It is only when we invite Jesus into our heart, minds and lives that we can gave even a little wisdom and righteousness or holiness.  That is because of the grace and mercy of God.  We can, of ourselves, do nothing to gain or earn it.  It is only God’s love and mercy that can call us to come to Jesus and be given the Holy Spirit with His wisdom, Holiness, righteousness and redemption from our human pride.  When we are praised by others for something God does through us, we must be sure to give God the credit.  Without God, we are nothing but creations of His walking around in a sinful world as a sinner.  With Jesus we become more than creations.  We become God’s children and joint heirs with Jesus covered in His righteousness and holiness.  This is why we are allowed to call God our Father.  There is nothing better than this.  Let’s thank Him every day.

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