Most of us Christians, Paul had just pointed out, come to Christ without the earthly fame which comes from power, wealth and intellect. We cannot boast of what we have added to the cause of Christ.

But the amazing truth is that, when we believed in Jesus, when He accepted us and saved us in response to our faith,  God has united us with His Son, Jesus Christ.Image may contain: sky, cloud, bridge, tree, outdoor, nature and water“God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit, God made Him to be Wisdom itself. Christ has made us right with God; He made us pure and holy, and He freed us from sin. Therefore, as the Scriptures say, ‘If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.'” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 NLT

In Christ, we have all the qualities we need to please God; Christ is made our “wisdom, justification, sanctification, and redemption” as the King James Version puts it. We came to God spiritually bankrupt, and He has put to our account the perfect spiritual wisdom and righteousness of His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ. We are fully equipped for whatever lies ahead, united as we are with the Perfect Son of God.

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