All Things Belong to You [1 Corinthians 3]

18Let no man deceive himself If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise. 19For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS"; 20and again, "THE LORD KNOWS THE REASONINGS of the wise, THAT THEY ARE USELESS." 21So then let no one boast in men. For all things belong to you, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you,23and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.

Do you want to become wise?  You need to become foolish.  You have to throw away your reasoning and recognize it is useless. What God is offering instead is the wisdom that we "belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God."  Because of this truth all things belong to us. God has invited us into a relationship that shares all things with us, "whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or things present or things to come; all things belong to you."

Lord, I am sensing that if I really grasped this piece of Your wisdom, I would live my life completely different.  I want to begin by acknowledging what You have proclaimed as true - I belong to Christ and Christ belongs to God.  I praise You that Your wisdom is not of this world.  Cause me to boast in knowing You and not in what man has to offer.


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Verna McCrillis, 6/1/2009