Monday, May 15, 2023

All Creation Groans Together With Us

“For the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility – not willingly but because of God who subjected it – in hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers together until now.” (Romans 8:19-22)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Through Him We Come to the Father

“And if I go and make ready a place for you, I will come again and take you to be with me, so that where I am you may be too. And you know the way where I am going.”

Thomas said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

Jesus replied, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you have known me, you will know my Father too. And from now on you do know him and have seen him.”

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be content.”

Jesus replied, “Have I been with you for so long, and you have not known me, Philip? The person who has seen me has seen the Father!” (John 14:3-9)

Friday, May 5, 2023

The Algebra of Being

“Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” (John 14:11)

All in heaven and on earth are created in Christ, through him and for him, and in him all hold together (Colossians 1:16-17).

“Christ is all and in all.” (Colossians 3:11)

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

No Being Outside of Jesus Christ

“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (Colossians 1:16-17)

Monday, May 1, 2023

Our Rightness With God

Christ is the reconciliation of God and humankind — God’s faithfulness to us and our faithfulness to God.

“God made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)

We are made righteous, not by impartation or by imputation, but by Incarnation. Christ has taken upon himself our substance and made it his own — and that union is our reconciliation with God.