Looking at a gallon of water in a plastic container hardly suggests that it has any power. If, however, the water seeps into the crack of a rock or space in a cement road and turns into ice, the rock and the road will split into pieces. If, on the other hand, the water is turned into steam, it can drive the pistons of a large engine and turn into a massive amount of power. Water has the potential to do many great things.
So do we.
When we become Christians, God empowers us to change our lives into something wholly different and unique. Paul, in our Scripture for today, teaches us that there are four things that Christ can do for us:
1. He gives us wisdom. By walking with Him and listening to Him, we can hear and learn the truth because He is the expert in living.
2. He is righteousness. Righteousness in Paul’s writings always means a right relationship with God. We can never achieve a right relationship with God through ourselves or what we try to do. We can only accomplish this “right” relationship with God through Christ.
3. He is holy. It is only through the presence of Christ in our lives that we can be or become all that God intends or expects us to be or become.
4. He is deliverance. Only Christ can forgive us and free us from our past sins, and Only He can deliver us from being enslaved to sin and then set us free from self-destruction.
Prayer: Lord, help us to understand the goodness of Your grace and the power of Your presence in our lives. With You, all things are possible - most importantly salvation. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 1 Corinthians 1:26-31