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Our Blessings Are Secure In Christ

1 Corinthians 3:22–23 (ESV) … “whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”

All things are Christ’s inheritance, and Christ shares that inheritance with all believers (Eph. 1:10–14). The gifts that the Corinthians received in Christ were boundless, and they included the blessing of the leadership of Paul, Apollos, and Cephas. These men were gifts from God to the church, and should not have become sources for division. Moreover, the world, life, death, present, and future also belonged to the Corinthians. Christ controls all these things, and he will place them all under the feet of his faithful ones. Because all believers share these blessings equally, including the leadership of these people, the Corinthians had no basis for their divisions.

Beyond this, all believers are of Christ. No matter what happens, believers can rest assured of their eternal destiny because they belong to Christ (Rom. 14:8). Finally, Christ is of God; the Son belongs to the Father who rules over all. The blessings of believers in Christ are secure because Christ’s place with the Father is secure.[1]

[1] Pratt, R. L., Jr. (2000). I & II Corinthians (Vol. 7, pp. 51–52). Nashville, TN: Broadman & Holman Publishers.


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