7/11 1 Corinthians 1:30

30 And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption . . .

It is because of the grace of God that we are in Christ Jesus. It was grace that drew us, grace that opened our eyes, and grace that helped us repent and receive salvation. If God did not do all of that and more, we would have chosen the temporal pleasures of this world over eternity with our loving Lord. Thank God for His grace!

Jesus became to us wisdom from God. His life and words showed us what is truly wise. That is so contrary to the wisdom of this world. Jesus became our righteousness. God would not allow anyone who is not utterly righteous into His presence. In Jesus, we are clothed in His righteousness. He also became for us sanctification. He is the One that helps us reject the opportunity to indulge in the pleasures of sin today, and tomorrow, and every day until we see Him face to face and our struggle is over.

Finally, Jesus has become to us redemption. He has redeemed us from the judgment we so justly deserved. He paid our penalty so that we could go free. He didn't just pay for our past sins, but for all the sins of mankind from Adam to the last person to live. It is because of all that Jesus has become to us that we should love Him with our whole heart, serve Him with all our strength, and use our minds to learn of Him and His ways. Temptation's power is nothing compared to the power of Christ in us.

Consider: We have nothing to boast in but our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.