TUESDAY MARCH 3, 2020
THE INCARNATE CHRIST
TEXT: JOHN 1:1-14
MEMORY VERSE: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (JOHN 1:14).
The words of Colin M. Morris sum up the essence of Christ’s incarnation more than those of others. He wrote, “Action is always superior to speech in the Gospels, which is why the Word became flesh and not newsprint”.
The Incarnate Christ means God dwelling among men in human form. The Son of God became the Son of man so that sons of men could become sons of God. That was the miracle of God’s Redemption Plan.
What does Christ’s death on the cross mean? He was the Just One bearing the guilt and punishment of the unjust. Christ’s death provides for the unjust to become the pardoned, and the guilty ones to become the godly.
But there is an equally great miracle, it is Christ dwelling in the heart of the truly saved youth. That is the believer’s incarnational witness, the beauty of a real Christian life. Christ empowers the Christian youth to live and act righteously in the midst of a corrupt society. Loud profession of Christianity cannot replace the necessity of a Christ-like life. “Don’t talk about it, be about it”, someone said.
QUOTE: The Son of God became the Son of man.
CHALLENGE: Christ living within is real Christianity.
PRAYER: Lord, let me be your epistle that the world can read.