Monday, October 04, 2004

It's Not About Us?

How many times have you heard the statement, something like, "It's not about us, it's about Him!"?

The simple biblical truth is it's about both! Him and us! He died for us. He prays for us. He works in us. He loves us. We are His Body. He is in us---Christ in us, the hope of glory. Our bodies are His temple. We are one spirit with Him. We are in Him, and He is in us. He watches over us. He leads us. He has chosen us before the foundation of the world. He wants us to draw near to Him. He wants us to praise Him.

Of course it's about Him! But it's also about us! We are His children...and His Bride...and His beloved.

Friends, let's stop the pseudo-humility that says, "I'm just a lil ol' unworthy worm", and replace it with true biblical humility that says, "He who is in Christ is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold all things have become new."

God's Grace has made us "Someone" in God's eyes. Now that's not a cause for pride. After all, "What do you have, O man, that you did not receive?" No, we boast only in the Lord. But...

...we boast in the Lord who works all things together for good to those who love Him. That's us!

...we boast in the Lord who so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, for us!

...we boast in the Lord who raised us with Him, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and every name that is named!

It's not just about Him.

It's certainly not just about us.

It's about Him and us!

Who should get the glory for that? Well, the One who did it, of course! It's all of grace, from start to finish, from Alpha to Omega. The Lord will not share His glory with another. But He will share His Life!


Shane Becker said...

Amen Terry!

As you know, I quite like Tim Keller's "What is the Bible basically about?" clip. However, I do wish he stuck with "It's about him" without the unhelpful refrain, "It's not about you!".

It's about Him and I'm "in him"! That's my hope of glory!!


Terry Rayburn said...

Thanks, Shane.

Keep up the good work on your websites :)

Chris Roberts said...

It involves us, but it is not about us - it is about him. Hence the phrase we find repeated in various ways in the Bible, "For my own sake I do this for you."