By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
When I’m working to define key words within a passage, I look to other Scriptures to provide me with a weightier and deeper meaning. This has been an invaluable study aid for me and has bred familiarity with other Scriptures in a most wondrous way.
One of my favorite passages lies at the conclusion of 1 Corinthians and escorts me into a profound and rich truth:
All I can never be … Christ became for me.
Here’s a little look at my personal study enhancement.
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption;
That as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.”
1 Corinthians 1:30-31
Four words = Four new truths:
Wisdom – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”
Righteousness – “And he (Abraham) believed in the Lord, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.”
Sanctification – “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.”
Redemption – “But because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharoah king of Egypt.”
All that I can never be … Christ became for me.
He is my wisdom, my righteousness, my sanctification, and my redemption.
I will glory in Him.