Thursday, February 03, 2011

Comforts from the Cross - Day 25

Hope of Glory

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness... 1 Timothy 3:16

Not much can be said tonight, besides my desire for you to read this whole verse, to look at it over and over again. Creeds were an important part of early Christianity and church history. This is like a creed, but even better, it is Scripture.

Great indeed, we confess, is the mystery of godliness:       
    He was manifested in the flesh,
        vindicated by the Spirit,
    seen by angels,
    proclaimed among the nations,
        believed on in the world,
    taken up in glory.

One beautiful verse shows the incarnation, resurrection, and ascension of Christ. A thought that Elyse writes for today. "The gospel shatters our glory-seeking and self-confidence and tells us that the godliness that pleases the Father is a mystery. Our only hope of glory is the Gospel. The incarnated, resurrected, and ascended Son of God, the Christ, lives in us. Christ is in us, and because He is, His godliness (the only godliness there is) is ours. This mysterious truth is the sweetest, most liberating truth you will ever know. Christ is in you; He's your hope of glory (Colossians 1:27)."

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