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1Corinthians 3:23 – The top of the Pyramid

12-01-2019 - Posted by Andre Piet

…all is yours, yet you are Christ’s, yet Christ is God’s

The fact that everything (world, life, death, present and future things) belongs to us who believe, is explained here. Everything belongs to us for the simple reason that we belong to Christ. And since Christ has been entrusted with all things and we as believers share in his position, all belongs to us as well. That is also the basis of our future expectation: Christ’s future is our future.

But the hierarchical ladder goes one step higher. GOD is the top of the pyramid. As we read later (11:3), “the head of Christ is GOD”. Everything starts with GOD and also ends with Him. Through his word he created all creation. The same word that later came to Mary and became flesh: Jesus Christ, GOD’s Son and Icon. He who was raised from the dead by GOD as firstfruits to bring every creature back to GOD. For Christ Jesus, it is never about himself, but always purely about his GOD and father. Therefore, when his task has been fulfilled, the Son will renounce the throne and return a perfect creation to  his GOD.