Thursday, November 19, 2009

Abide in Christ: As Your Wisdom - Andrew Murray

Because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption. (1 Corinthians 1:30)

Just as at the creation the light was first called into existence, that in it all God’s other works might have their life and beauty, so in our text wisdom is mentioned first as the treasury in which are to be found the three precious gifts that follow. . . .

And of God you are in Him, and have but to abide in Him to be made partaker of these treasures of wisdom. . . .

The blessings prepared for us in Christ cannot be obtained as special gifts in answer to prayer apart from abiding in Him. . . .

How often have you longed for wisdom and spiritual understanding that you might know God better, whom to know is life eternal! Abide in Jesus; your life in Him will lead you to that fellowship with God in which the only true knowledge of God is to be had. . . . You may not be able to grasp it with the understanding, or to express it in words; but the knowledge which is deeper than thoughts or words will be given – the knowing of God which comes of being known of Him. . . .

Let it be your first care to abide in Him in undivided fervent devotion of heart; when the heart and the life are right, rooted in Christ, knowledge will come in such measure as Christ’s own wisdom sees meet. . . . Man seeks the knowledge first, and often alas! Never gets beyond it. . . . O let us be content to possess Christ, to dwell in Him, to make Him our life, and only in a deeper searching into Him, to search and find the knowledge we desire. . . .

Just as much as you need to know and are capable of apprehending, will be communicated, if you only trust Him. . . .

If you will be trust Him fully, and abide in Him entirely, you can be confident of having unerring guidance. . . . Surrender all your own wisdom; seek a deep conviction of the utter blindness of the natural understanding in the things of God . . . Abiding in Him, His wisdom will come to you as the spontaneous outflowing of a life rooted in Him.

from "Abide in Christ: Thoughts on the Blessed Life of Fellowship with the Son of God" by Andrew Murray

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