“But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (ESV)
If we could only comprehend what the Scripture says about our relationship with Jesus Christ, then our faith potentially would be greatly strengthened. The power and the wisdom of God literally reside on the inside of us. If we believe this and meditate on it, who knows what the Holy Spirit may choose to reveal to us, “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:3, ESV)
In fact, from a human standpoint, they are unsearchable except by revelation from the Spirit of God. “These things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:10, ESV)
“To me, though I am the very least of all the saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” (Ephesians 3:8, ESV) “But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2 Thessalonians 2:13–14, ESV)
Only God could have created such a wonderful plan of salvation for the helpless human race captured in the grip of sin. Our salvation is a work of God who has saved us through the sanctification of the Holy Spirit. The purpose of believing this truth is that we may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. “He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.” (2 Timothy 1:9, NIV)
It is all because of God that we are saved. He has shown us that everything is sourced in the person of Jesus Christ. He is truly our wisdom, as well as our righteousness, holiness, and redemption. “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.” (1 Corinthians 1:30, NIV)
As we grow in our relationship with him, may the Spirit of God choose to reveal more of himself to us, so we will know what he wants us to do. May he help us develop the right perspective on all that is happening in our world.
Today, ask yourself:
- Am I beginning to understand the reservoir of power and wisdom that resides in the inside of me in the person of Jesus Christ?
- Am I availing myself of it, as I have opportunity?