What Does 1 Corinthians 1:5 Mean?

that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge--

1 Corinthians 1:5(ESV)

Verse Thoughts

The little words every and all seem so insignificant and yet what a tremendous reach they have in our lives and what joy should fill our hearts knowing that in EVERY way we are enriched in Jesus, not only in a few or some or many ways – but in every way. And we are not only enriched in every way but as if to garner our attention we are reminded that Christ’s enrichment covers ALL speech and ALL knowledge! We are not only enriched in every way in Christ, but His super-abundant enrichment and favour includes all utterance and all knowledge.

The indwelling holy Spirit has been sent to enrich us by guiding us into all truth relative to sound doctrine; salvation; sanctification; glorification and all that streams from the amazing grace of God. And it is the same holy Spirit that opens our understanding to the magnificent character of God that is beyond understanding and yet is being opened up to us more and more, as we seek to know Him better.

No wonder Paul could rejoice that in every way we are enriched in Him in all speech and understanding - which is being continuously showered upon us all in great profusion and which stands as a testimony that Christ is confirmed in us.

Every child of God that has been born from above and placed into the body of Christ by the Spirit is equally enriched and knowing the superabundant riches of God’s gracious enrichment should we not walk in utter devotion to the God - who has so blessed us? Should not we, who have been rescued from the jaws of sin and death - live and walk in a way that is pleasing and acceptable to our holy God.

Should not we, who have been accepted in the beloved and been made children of God - walk in the spirit of unity, one with the other and show forth His grace within us to others?

Should not we who have been enriched in every way in Him, in all utterance and knowledge - show forth the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the holy Spirit in our lives from this day forward and henceforth for every more? 

My Prayer

Loving Father, thank You for enriching me is all possible ways in Christ Jesus my Lord. I pray that I may live in a way pleasing to You in all speech and activity, so that Your name is glorified in my life, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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