'I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”' Galatians 2:20-21 NIV
Hello, blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessings in the heavenly places in Christ.
I thank God for you today I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ The Father of glory gives you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him Bless you May the Lord Keep you and May His Face shine upon you What is man? Lord God that You should be mindful of. The process of life Is learning daily to walk and allow grace to be part of it It is not about works
The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever
As I look at Paul sitting writing his letter to the Corinth in response to what he read. I am reminded that we are not alone in the walk of life. It so happens that at random nothing is random, as I was walking, the podcast of NT Wright was about the Cross which made me sit and look at what Paul was talking about.
1 Corinthians 1:18: For the message of the cross…
The message of the Cross Words, oh words of men Wisdom of men Words only words does not have the effect of the cross Let not our wisdom be the factor of our deliverance Let not filter or water down the message to go through For the words are not ours The effect does not belong to us For the Lord our Father chooses And always remember that The foolish man will think what he wants to think Wisdom will always excel folly As light excels darkness The wise man’s eyes is in his head But the fool walks in darkness Ecclesiastes 2:13 The gospel is the message of the Cross Preaching anything else is not the gospel The gospel is NOT about preaching the High moral standard… or universal fatherhood of God… or brotherhood of man
The message – was at the time a cruel way to die like an electric chair but much worse than that! Can you imagine that?
Oh let sit and look at the cross, come and see the Lord
For it was a cruel, humiliating, unrelenting instrument of death – hence why Paul added
…. is foolishness to those who are perishing.
For they cannot see beyond the Now For darkness has covered there sight So they mocked Him And will continue to mock His followers… But do take heart For God did save Him And He did overcame it
To us who are being saved it is the power of God…
The power that gives us strength The power that lets us see beyond the now The power that humbles our thinking into knowing that He is the Lord and King
They both describe work in progress and each person moves towards one or the other. Saved or foolishness
How can one look at the cross without the grace of God… For without the power of God it is foolishness At the cross friendship is formed Because of the Cross Sin and death are both conquered For He is RISEN!
As I walk with Paul this week, I begin to understand life, well not as a whole but a little of it.
Paul shows that life is not alone The power of the body of Christ on the Cross The Cross before he carried it Before we even know what is going to happen Jesus took the place of Barabbas and all of us Jesus took the place of our sins What evil has He done?.... Expect to LOVE us He was mocked and they took the purple off Him So we would become children of God So we would be sons and daughters Having the rights to call God our Father The King on the Cross Shows us to cry for the generations For the days to come when they will need to know God Through Him we are one We become family through the Lord At the Cross, It is finished!
Paul shows us what Isaiah wanted us to know: Isaiah 29: 14 what God says about the wisdom of men
- About spiritual matter God opposes the wisdom of men
- He will destroy the wisdom of men and not bow down to them.
The one clear point is that no one can do what Jesus has just done
Worthy is the Lamb The Lamb that is worthy to take the scroll The Lamb that is worthy to direct our footsteps The Lamb that is worthy to lead the way of life And to open the seals of the scroll For He was slain to redeem us to God by His blood Through Him we are all made kings and priests to our God Through Him we are now sons and daughters Through Him we shall reign on the earth Worthy is the Lamb who was slain To receive power and riches and wisdom And strength and honour and glory and blessing! Worthy is the Lamb who sits on the throne Forever and ever!
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