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For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2 (NIV)

Today's Guest Devotional is from Jon Walker, author of 'Growing with Purpose.'

If you're thinking about making some New Year's Resolutions, consider this one from The Apostle: "This year I resolve to know nothing but Christ and him crucified."

Paul's message is radically simple: Salvation is in Christ alone. What does this mean?

  • It's not Christ plus your good behavior.
  • It's not Christ plus the years you taught a Bible study.
  • It's not Christ plus your tithe.
  • It's not Christ plus the church you attend.
  • It's not Christ plus the number of verses you memorize.
  • It's not Christ plus your title in the church.
  • It's not Christ plus wisdom from the latest Christian seminar.
  • It's not Christ plus a desert fast (or even a dessert fast!).
  • It's not Christ plus a good driving record.
  • It's not Christ plus well-behaved children.
  • It's not Christ plus the right job.
  • It's not Christ plus the right spouse.
  • It's not Christ plus the latest technology.

It's simply Christ. Christ plus nothing.

That's a message that is as right throughout the coming year as it will be in 2999. May your new resolution for the year be nothing but Christ and him crucified.



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