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Friday, January 1, 2010

Daily Hope Devotional

Friday January 01 2010 12:00 AM
A Resolution Worth Keeping

Friday January 01 2010 12:00 AM

Posted by Rick Warren
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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