Bible Ballistics: BBs #491 Not I But Christ!!!
“And I, brethren,
when I came to you,
came not with excellency of speech
or of wisdom,
declaring unto you the testimony
2 For I determined not to know any thing
save Jesus Christ,
and him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:1-2
One song, One message, One Lord and One Savior and Redeemer! Jesus is all we need, and the truth of His work of salvation is the joy of my heart and the message that we are called to share.
We are so often distracted by the busyness of life, and forget that Jesus is all we need to get through the maze of living! And I can do that when I keep my heart and mind set on HIM! So here are a few tidbits of scripture to help you finish your Friday with HIM!
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about
with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily
and let us run
that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before him
endured the cross,
despising the shame,
and is set down at the right hand
of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured
such contradiction of sinners
lest ye be wearied
and faint in your minds.” Hebrews 12:1-3
And as we consider Jesus and the price that HE paid for us, we can live the “crucified” life in selfless abandon to HIM, knowing that He is working all things for our good and HIS glory.
“I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I,
but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by the faith
of the Son of God,
who loved me,
and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20
“And we know that
all things work together
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate
to be conformed
to the image of his Son,
that he might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did predestinate,
them he also called:
and whom he called,
them he also justified:
and whom he justified,
them he also glorified.
31 What shall we then say to these things?
If God be for us,
who can be against us?” Romans 8:28-31
May you find comfort today in The One who gave HIS all for YOU! And no matter what is facing you today remember to keep your eyes on the Lord not the “lions” around you!
“If God be for us,
who can be against us”
May we truly join Paul in our single-minded dependence on Jesus?
“For I determined not to know any thing
save Jesus Christ,
and him crucified”
It’s all about HIM, and God has you in HIS hand, and HE never says “oops”!!! He’s got you and your situation!!! Prayers and blessings sent your way–today!
Amen and Amen!