Being In Christ Jesus
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. (1Corinthians 1:30)
This declaration gives me four glorious things to contemplate.
First: If it is of the eternal God that I am in Christ Jesus; then there was never a time when I was not in Him. My birth, life and preservation were all considered according to my union with Him. God did not allow me to go too far or turn me over to myself. But He watched over me and when it pleased Him brought me to Christ.
Second: If it is of God that I am in Christ Jesus than it cannot come to naught. No principality or power can snatch me from the hands of my Savior or the hands of my Father who put me there. Our Lord said, “My Father which gave them me is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” John 10: 29)
Third: If it is of God that I am in Christ Jesus than all that He has accomplished is for me. There would be nothing significant about being in Christ if he were not my representative and substitute. All of His glory, Greatness, and victory would be meaningless to me if we were not one by divine union.
Lastly: If it is of God that I am in Christ Jesus then there is nothing left to glory in except the Lord. “He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
-Darvin Pruitt, Pastor of of Grace Baptist Church, Lewisville, Arkansas, USA