Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you-unless, of course, you fail the test?
Thoughts for Today:Previously, Paul asked the Corinthians if they had "passed the test." And then he asked a question all Christians should consider very carefully: "Am I really in the faith?" Or, in my words, "Am I truly a believer? Is my faith real?"
So how does a person know if they are really a believer? In our passage today, Paul provides the answer in the form of a rhetorical question: "Do you not realize Christ is in you?" Being a Christian means having an intimate relationship with Jesus in our lives as both Lord and Savior. Christianity is not a religion with attendance records, tithing requirements, or service conditions. When Paul asks, "Is Christ in you?" he's not asking a question of theology, but one of intimacy. If we don't pay attention to our relationship with Jesus -- we might live out our entire life ethically, morally, attend Bible studies regularly, possess a solid understanding of our church's doctrine - and still not be saved. (Ephesians 1:13-14: "When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession-to the praise of his glory.)
Questions to Ponder:Do you only know Jesus intellectually? Do you know the chapters and verses, or do you know Him personally? How is it reflected in your relationships with other people? How is it reflected in your prayer and study life? How is he reflected in your life?