Christianity is Not About You

The only name in “Christianity” is “Christ.” It’s about Christ, not you.

How easily this notion is dropped. Christianity becomes about my best life now. Or how great we must be that God thought we were worth dying for. Or how to pay off your mortgage in 12 months by following God’s plan for your house. Or how you can defeat this or that sin, etc.

It’s not about you, it’s about Christ.

But what about God loving the world and coming to save sinners? Isn’t that about us? In a way, yes, it certainly involves us. But it’s not about us, it’s about Christ.

“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.”

We were saved not just because of God’s love for us, but because, before we were made and before our world was even made, the Father loved the Son. It’s all about the Son.

The Bible centers on Christ. Every man who shows up in the Bible pictures an aspect of Christ or is a metaphor that reflects the Son. We are most glorified when we are glorifying the Son.

It’s not about you, it’s about Christ.

One thought on “Christianity is Not About You”

  1. I love John’s description of the ascended Christ in Revelation.
    Revelation 1:12-16 NIV
    I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and among the lampstands was someone “like a son of man,” dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. In his right hand he held seven stars, and out of his mouth came a sharp double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

    We need to be reminded that the “man” Jesus is no longer. They were able to kill Jesus, but the Christ could not be kept in a grave. All things were made by, for, and through Him. The entire universe is held together by Christ, and it was created to reflect His glory.

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