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From Nothing to Everything

In a moment, the truth about Jesus can warm our hearts in the midst of our daily activities. Take you focus off of details and remember that there is no one to be found righteous, “no, not one” (Romans 3:10b); yet Christ, who was perfectly righteous, died in our place at Calvary. He “who knew no sin,” became sin “that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him” (II Corinthians 5:21b). While we were unworthy, absolutely unable to help ourselves, we were “reconciled to God by the death of His Son” (Romans 5:10a).

In Romans 7:18a, Paul said, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing.” Man, apart from God, is utterly helpless and desperately wicked (2). Jesus said, “The flesh profiteth nothing” (John 6:63a), and “without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). He that sows is nothing, he that waters is nothing, but God gives the increase (I Corinthians 3:6b).

Jesus Christ is everything! Thus, the apostle Paul, in Colossians 3:11b said, “Christ is all, and in all.” The disciples could not help but to speak of Jesus, and the things that they had seen and heard (3). Once Elijah and Moses had disappeared on the mount of transfiguration, only Jesus remained. When Peter, James, and John lifted up their eyes, “they saw no man, save Jesus only” (Matthew 17:8).

No matter how difficult the circumstances of life may be, set your mind on the One who made the ultimate sacrifice of His own life for you.

Carl H. Stevens

Carl H. Stevens

(1929-2008) pastored and established thriving churches and Bible colleges in Maine, Massachusetts, and Maryland. He also helped pioneer Christian talk radio through Telephone Time and the Grace Hour and authored nearly 500 books and booklets. See also the Carl H Stevens Memorial Site
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