It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion. Over the next 29 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”. Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.
Here is day four with an important reminder that in Christ you, and those around you, can have wisdom from God.
I Have Wisdom From God
“It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God — that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.’“
1 Corinthians 1:30-31 (NIV)
Have you ever done something only to realize afterwards that it was not a wise thing to do? Have you ever wrestled with how to have the wisdom to not do those things that are unwise? How would knowledge of both the source and result of wisdom help you make better decisions? What does having wisdom from God say about who you are? What does wisdom have to do with righteousness, holiness, and redemption?
God says that if we lack wisdom we should ask Him who gives freely. In Christ we have wisdom from God — Jesus Himself! As you pray, ask God to fill you with the presence of His wisdom in all areas of your life. Pray that you would use the wisdom that comes from God as He offers to give it freely to all who ask. Pray that you would understand more fully that the most true and important wisdom is found in the righteousness, holiness, and redemption that you have in Christ. Pray that the people around you would come to know Christ as the source of the only wisdom that is necessary for life.