Do you ever wonder who Jesus really is? Have ever questioned what you have in Him? Do you wonder how things will turn out in the end? Are you putting your trust in God? Or are you putting your trust in people?
I believe we all experience times of doubt. We ask ourselves if what we believe is true. And there is nothing wrong with that. It is by exploring our doubts, digging deeper into the truth, that our knowledge, belief, and faith are increased.
As a word of encouragement to alleviate the doubts of the Corinthian church, Paul writes the below passage. He quotes from Job first, then from Psalms. He informs them that God knows everything, and He catches the wise.
He goes on to tell the Corinthians to stop boasting about their human leaders. Why? Corinth was one of the leading cities of political debate and Gnosticism. In other words, a leading city of human thought. There were debates for entertainment purposes.
But Paul tells the church they have everything. It is all theirs. And he reminds them that Christ is God. Sometimes we forget that. We get wrapped up in this world, its worries, and moment by moment tasks. We strive to complete the list of tasks as long as our arm. We forget that one day none of that will matter. Christ has already conquered it all. He has promised us an eternal life with Him. He has promised no more worries, no more tears, only the bliss of being in God’s presence.
I pray we all remember Christ is God. I pray we remember He has conquered this world. I pray each of us look forward to spending eternity with Him in the new, perfect world with new heavens. Christ is God. Christ has conquered. Christ is victorious. Put your faith in Him. Be confident of your future.
1 Corinthians 3:19-23 As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.