Many treasure things associated with Christ, more than the Christ of those things; few treasure Christ more than things associated with Him.
Many celebrate the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ; few celebrate the Christ who was born, crucified, and resurrected. Many cherish the cross of Christ; few cherish the Christ of the cross. Many boast of being in the church of Christ; few know what it is to be in the Christ of the church. Many debate the gospel of Christ; few believe in the Christ who is the gospel. Many profess what is called the finished work of Christ; few profess the Christ who finished His work. Many declare justification and sanctification to be through Christ; few declare Christ to be their only righteousness and holiness. Many partake of bread and wine in what is called the Lord’s Supper; few partake of the Christ represented by those elements. Many speak of the return of Christ; few speak of the Christ who is returning. Many look for the coming kingdom of Christ; few acknowledge the Christ who is presently King.
Many hope to go to the heaven of Christ; few want to go to the Christ of heaven.
Many claim to believe in all the things associated with Christ; few confess “Christ is all, and in all” (Colossians 3:11) – and everything apart from Christ is nothing. -- Daniel Parks
Daniel E. Parks has ministered as an evangelist in the Caribbean for twenty-five years. He currently ministers to Sovereign Grace Baptist Church of Saint...