Proverbs 25 7-25-22

For what or whom are you living? I pray You find in Jesus the greatest Cause there is. I did. Still do.

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of [the King’s kids].

Yesterday, we looked at Colossians 1:27, which said,

27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

The habitation of God inside of us is, indeed, a mystery, yet it is true! Jesus is life, and He lives in us, therefore we have eternal life because we have Him inside us.

The next two verses are special to me. I read them as a college student and put them under my name anytime I signed an autograph–which may need some explaining. I was in a home-grown group called, Matthew, and we traveled around Oklahoma, Texas, and a few other states singing and playing original songs for churches. Our songs were decidedly Christian, but we got to play a beauty pageant once! As small-time as we were, people still wanted our autograph, so I would sign my name and then put “Colossians 1:28-29” under it,

28 We proclaim Him, teaching and admonishing everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. 29 To this end I strenuously labor with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.

I was and is my life verse for ministry. It speaks of my calling to proclaim Jesus, and it reminds me that it is not I, but Christ in me who gets all the credit. How can I take credit when He is the One who gives me first the desire and then the power to do His will (Philippians 2:13)? Not only that, I have been crucified with Christ and He now lives in and through me (Galatians 2:20). My life is now hidden in Christ until the Day He appears, and we appear with Him (Colossians 3:3-4).

All the glory belongs to Jesus
(it’s a little shmaltzy, but a great song)

Abba, You are my Beginning and my End. May I finish strong–not in my own strength, but in Yours, O Lord. Amen.

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