Friday, November 30, 2012

Meditation 1 Corinthians 8.6

'For us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom  we exist, and one Lord Jesus Christ through whom are all things and through whom we exist.'

    This gem of a verse, located in a somewhat obscure section of the Bible, unlocks some of the most profound questions of life  -  why am I here?, where am I going??

    The first pronouncement is that of a supreme being, outside of our small world. One who chooses to connect with us as a Father relationship.  Everything has come from his architectural,  powerful and loving design, so that the highest purpose for our existence, is FOR HIM.

     Just like the teaching of John, Paul here declares that Jesus Christ as the Lord from heaven was and is the one through whom God the Father makes all of creation happen. ( no surprise then if Jesus could operate outside the laws of nature and walk on water)

The most significant part is that our intended , intelligent part in the design of God, comes into play only through Jesus Christ.  This is the purpose of the ages, that in all things, all people  should find their significance, their fulfilment in Jesus Christ, the Lord now in heaven.
     Independence from God is an insult to God.  Rejection of Jesus the Son of God is rebellion against the very purpose of our existence.

How blessed are those who find Christ as their all in all,  and we in Him


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