“Do not deceive yourselves. If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness,’ and again, ‘The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.’ So let no one boast about human leaders. For all things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future – all belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God.” 1 Corinthians 3:18-23
Charles Wesley words in the hymn, And Can It Be?, the fight song of the Wesleyan Movement sum up this passage very well: “No condemnation now I dread, / Jesus, and all in him, is mine, / Alive in him, my living head, / And clothed in righteousness divine, / Bold I approach the’eternal throne, / And claim the crown, through Christ my own.” On this Thanksgiving Day, let us all be thankful for God’s grace that chases and pursues in-spite of our sins. Be thankful for Christ, who lived, died and lives for each of us, regardless of what we’ve done, what we believe, or who we have followed. Be thankful for the opportunity to die to self and live for Christ. Step into that opportunity, fully! Boldly approach the eternal throne and claim the crown that only God offers and can only be gained through Christ! May God bless each and every one this Thanksgiving Day!