Guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 1:8
Two weeks ago, we considered “the day of Jesus Christ.” That day will only be about Him. Today, we have another reference to it. His day will start when God wraps up this “present evil age” (Gal. 1:4) and launches “the age to come” (Heb. 6:5). We’ll then enjoy Jesus’ finished work to the fullest, without end. The Father will confirm His eternal verdict: not guilty. Not guilty of anything!
Amazingly, Paul addressed a church that wasn’t known for its holiness. Rather, he wrote: “But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ” (1 Cor. 3:1). There wasn’t much difference between these Corinthian believers and unbelievers. Nevertheless, even though they were only “infants in Christ,” they were in Christ. They were the eternal beneficiaries of all the spiritual blessings of the gospel, including today’s verse.
Whether you’re a weak or strong believer, whether you’re an infant or a mature one, today’s truth is applicable to everyone who has received Jesus by faith. His blood will so wash you that you’ll be spotless in the Father’s sight. His righteousness will so clothe you that the Father will express His infinite favor toward you throughout endless ages.
When “the day of our Lord Jesus Christ” begins, nothing and no one will be the focus, including our past sins. It will only be about Him—who He is and what He has accomplished and obtained for all who are in Him. That day will last forever: “And night will be no more” (Rev. 22:5).
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