SUNDAY September 17, 2017
Enriched in Christ
…that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge… - 1 Corinthians 1:5
Paul told the Corinthian believers how they had become so rich in Jesus Christ. What did Paul mean when he said “in all utterance?” He was referring to the biblical truth they had learned from studying God’s Word. It is the same with us. If we study God’s Word and learn His truth, we shall be enriched “in all utterance.” We shall be able to speak God’s truth to others. God’s Word is so powerful.
When Paul spoke about “all knowledge” he meant that we must continue to study and learn the Scriptures from Genesis to Revelation. Our study of the Bible should not be once in a while––from time to time. We must go through the Bible every day. Often when we read a passage of Scripture for the first time, we may not understand, but later, reading from the same passage the Lord showed us something new. He will give to us the complete understanding.
God’s Word should never become old to us. It should be new to our hearts every single day! As we increase in knowledge, wisdom and spiritual understanding, the Lord can use our lives tremendously:
For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:9-10).
We can speak the truth of Jesus Christ through the power and work of the Holy Spirit. Since becoming a Christian how many times have you read through the entire Bible?
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
~2 Corinthians 8:9~
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