By Russell Miller
Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1:30
To be out of Adam and “in Christ” is a very marvelous thing. No human effort or merit could accomplish such a thing. But the Lord Jesus Christ, through His finished work of redemption, has reversed what the devil through Adam wrought for mankind. The Bible plainly describes what we were in Adam and how “the works of the flesh” degrade his descendants.
Tit 3:3–5 : “For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.  But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;”
In what Christ accomplished is our position and standing “in Him”, and instead of sin and unbelief Paul declares:
1Co 1:30 : “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:”
Praise the Lord. Now, by the grace of God, we may enter the presence of God’s holiness without fear, for His wrath was poured out against sin upon His Son. This glorious position by virtue of just simply being “in Christ” is ours to enjoy forever. What a wonderful Saviour is Jesus my Lord! May we never lose sight of it, nor what He did for us on that cruel cross.
1Co 1:31 : “That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.”
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