TO THE BIBLE: Colossians 1:27 NIV
“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Some people still are of the opinion that Christianity is a religion, but it isn’t at all. Religion is all of man’s ways and efforts to reach out to God. Christianity, on the other hand, is God’s work in man. It’s the living, pulsating life of God in a human person; it’s Christ at home in you. Christianity is divinity at work, and alive in and through you; it’s the relationship between a human being and a living God! It’s the call to oneness with Divinity and Deity; an unending walk with God in righteousness, and a call to a lovely, glorious transcendent life.
“But I’m now very religious, since I became a Christian,” one might interject, but no! That’s a complete misunderstanding of who a Christian is. A Christian is one in whom God dwells; a partaker of the divine nature—an associate of the God-kind. This makes Christianity so sublime! God wasn’t fulfilled to merely be with or live amongst us, He chose rather to take up His abode in the quarters of our hearts! That’s the beauty and glory of Christianity! It’s the life of God lived out through you. It’s the unveiling of the Living Word in a human life!
Unless and until this becomes your understanding of Christianity, all you have will be mere religion. The essence of Christianity, the reason we go to church, pray, preach the Gospel and do the things we do as Christians aren’t because we’ve embraced a religion, but because we’ve received God’s nature—His life. That’s what Jesus brought to us.
Go Deeper: Psalm 87:2-3; Hebrews 12:22-24
I’m an associate of the God-kind, the effulgence of God’s glory, and the dispenser of His goodness! I’m an heir of God and a joint-heir with Christ; therefore, the world belongs to me. Greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world. I’m the glory of God!
Daily Bible Reading
Luke 1:57-80, Deuteronomy 8-10
Matthew 23:23-39, Exodus 26
Thank God for His beautiful life of divinity in you, all throughout today.