DIG for Wednesday the 15th of February…..”in Christ” must be an important concept…..2 Corinthians 5 v 21

I did a word search just now on my computer and from Romans to 1 Peter (inclusive) there are 76 instances of the phrase “in Christ”.

This makes me think that what we are “in Christ’ must be quite important, and indeed it is.

The phrases that use “in Christ” tell us about our true identity, who we are in Christ and what we have been made in Christ.

An understanding of these truths is essential for the born again believer.

We have been justified and redeemed in Christ (Romans 3 v 24).

There is no condemnation for us if we are in Christ (Romans 8 v 1).

We have been made wise, made righteous, sanctified and redeemed if we are in Christ (1 Corinthians 1 v 30).

There is only hope in this world if we are in Christ (1 Corinthians 15 v 19).

We have life if we are in Christ (1 Corinthians 15 v 22).

And the list goes on and on.

There are many truths about who we are and what we have been made as a gift of grace when we are in Christ.

But what do we have to do to be in Christ you may ask?

Simple, have faith in Jesus and His finished work.

Once you have been born again you are in Christ, and all the truths spoken about in Romans to 1 Peter belong to you!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you for the finished work of Jesus and thank you for the opportunity to be in Christ”.

2 Corinthians 5 v 17…..Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new

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DIG for Tuesday the 14th of February…..what would tomorrow be like without Him…..John 10 v 10

I saw the Facebook page of a friend today and it had a picture on it with the words, “Because He lives I can face the tomorrow”.

I’ve sung these words before, not for a while, but it was a song we used in a past church.

As I thought about it I realised how true these words were for me!

Although I really love my family and always love spending time with them I just cannot see a future in this life without Jesus.

Life would seem pointless and worthless.

What would my aims and goals be if I were not in a walk of faith with the Living God?

What would life be like if I did not believe in a risen Jesus?

To be honest the answers to these questions are unthinkable.

My faith has changed my goals, my ambitions; it has changed my life.

I believe my faith, and an understating of Jesus and what He has done for me, has made me a ‘better’ person.

There is no way I would want to go back to how I was before I took my walk with Jesus seriously.

Life with Jesus is abundant (John 10 v 10).

Life without Jesus is not life; it is just an existence.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you for the life and hope that I have through my walk with Jesus”.

John 10 v 10…..The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly