Romans 11:33-36

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor? Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Christ’s Cross

2 Corinthians 5:15

The cross of Christ made those who abused their authority subject to their former subjects. The cross teaches us, first of all, to resist sin to the point of death and to die willingly for the sake of religion. It also sets an example of obedience for us, and in the same way it punishes the stubborn¬ness of those who once ruled us.

Listen to how the Apostle Paul taught us obedience by the cross of Christ: "Let this mind be in you, which was in Christ Jesus who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking upon Him the form of a ser¬vant, being made in the likeness of men; and, being found in fashion as a man, He became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." So, then, as a skilled master teaches both by example and com¬mand, so Christ taught us obedi¬ence, even to the point of death, by dying to Himself in obedience.

Readings taken from Day by Day with the Early Church Fathers


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