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1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

This study covers: “But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom”.

by Mitch Kuhn
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1 Corinthians 1:30

1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in (G1722) Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

It is because of God that we are in Christ Jesus. We cannot come to Christ unless the Father draws us to Christ.

Joh 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: And I will raise him up at the last day.

Here is how we are in Christ Jesus.

Joh 14:20 At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in (G1722) me, and I in you.

What is that day he is talking about? Let’s read the preceding verses to find out.

Joh 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter (G3875), that He may abide with you for ever;
Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, Neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
Joh 14:18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

When the Comforter is sent to us, we then have the Spirit of truth within us. We are then told in verse 18 that Christ will come to us. Jesus Christ is the comforter.
Here is the Greek word translated as comforter in John 14:16

An intercessor, consoler: – advocate, comforter.

Here is that same word used to call Jesus Christ our advocate.

1Jn 2:1 My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate (G3875) with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.

Here is a quote from Mike Vinson’s study on the Trinity.
“There it is once again stated straight out. Jesus Christ is the parakleetos, the Comforter which is the Holy Ghost. But in what way is He the Comforter? He is the Comforter because “all the Father has He has given to Me” and Christ now gives the Holy Spirit “to whom He will.”

Just to be clear, Jesus Christ is not the Holy Ghost, he has the Holy Ghost in him.

Joh 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 3:35 The Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.

John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

John 6:39 And this is the Father’s will which has sent me, that of all which he has given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. (AKJV)

So now we have seen that Christ comes to bring the Holy Spirit of the Father to us. How are we in Christ then?

Php 3:8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,
Php 3:9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of The law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

Paul wants to be found in Christ, which brings him righteousness. He has no righteousness of his own, so he has to abide in Christ to obtain righteousness.

Joh 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.
Joh 15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.
Joh 15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Joh 15:4 Abide (G3306) in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Joh 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Abiding in Christ is to continue in his word and his doctrine. Abide and continue are the same Greek word in these verses.

Joh 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue (G3306) in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
Joh 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

We are in Christ when we continue in his word, and we can only continue in his word if Christ comes to bring us the spirit of the Father to strengthen us to keep his word. We can do nothing on our own.

Joh 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.

Php 2:13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

It is the spirit of God that is doing all of the work through Christ and in us.

Eph 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.

1Co 12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
1Co 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

For more on the false doctrine of the trinity see this study series:

So how is this next verse accomplished in our lives?

1Co 1:30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption

Christ is our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption, because he is in us working all of this, through the power of the Father.

We need to do a quick Greek grammar lesson here.

This is the tense of the verb “made” in 1 Cor 1:30. It is NOT past tense as it may sound in English.

Tense-Aorist See [G5777]


The aorist tense is characterized by its emphasis on punctiliar action; that is, the concept of the verb is considered without regard for past, present, or future time.
There is no direct or clear English equivalent for this tense, though it is generally rendered as a simple past tense in most translations.

Many in orthodox Christianity will say that Christ WAS made our righteousness and redemption when he died on the cross. Our English translations certainly support this false doctrine. The verb tense used to describe how Christ accomplishes these things for us is the Aorist tense, which does not have a direct English translation. It’s hard to understand, but this verb is saying nothing about when an event actually takes place.

The following study discusses this verb tense in detail:

The important thing to know for this study is that Christ is giving us wisdom now, he is making us righteous now, and he is sanctifying and redeeming us now.

This is apparent from the sum of God’s word. What is the great mystery hidden from all of the great patriarchs of our Faith?

Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Christ dying on the cross is not the mystery. When Christ is recalling his previous visit to the Corinthians, he points out that he could not speak of the mystery at that time to them.

1Co 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1Co 2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect (mature): yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
1Co 2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

What is wisdom and how is Christ our wisdom?

Simply stated, wisdom is knowledge applied. I heard this somewhere years ago, and it always stuck with me. In modern times through the internet, information is abundant and easily accessible.

However, not everyone who has access to the internet is wise. In the same way, anyone can go down to the hardware store and buy all the tools needed to build a house, but without experiences to teach us how to use those tools they are worthless to us.

Pro 1:3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Wisdom is always associated with actions and making good judgments. Here in Exodus, Christ gives wisdom, understanding, and knowledge to these men, so they can build the tabernacle and all that goes in the tabernacle.

If you are wondering why I am saying that Christ gives wisdom here in Exodus, listen to the following study:

Exo 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
Exo 31:4 To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
Exo 31:5 And in cutting of stones, to set them, and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
Exo 31:6 And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;

Deu 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
Deu 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.

We must be taught to do what is right in order to be considered wise. Here is a story of Solomon obtaining great wisdom from Christ.

1Ki 3:5 At Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night; and God said, “Ask! What shall I give you?”

1Ki 3:7 Now, O LORD my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how to go out or come in.
1Ki 3:8 And Your servant is in the midst of Your people whom You Have chosen, a great people, too numerous to be numbered or counted.
1Ki 3:9 Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?”
1Ki 3:10 The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing.
1Ki 3:11 Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice,
1Ki 3:12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.

Just four verses later the great wisdom Christ gives to Solomon is demonstrated.

1Ki 3:16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.
1Ki 3:17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
1Ki 3:18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered,that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
1Ki 3:19 And this woman’s child died in the night; because she overlaid it.
1Ki 3:20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
1Ki 3:21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.
1Ki 3:22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.
1Ki 3:23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.
1Ki 3:24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.
1Ki 3:25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
1Ki 3:26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.
1Ki 3:27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.
1Ki 3:28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

We receive this wisdom through the Spirit of God, brought to us by Christ.

1Co 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

Just like Solomon, we need to ask for this wisdom and it will be given to us over time.

Jas 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Col 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;

Wisdom does not come by simply asking for it and waiting for it to arrive in our heavens. God works in us through Christ to cause us to pursue and labor for wisdom.

Pro 4:5 Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Pro 4:6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you.
Pro 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.

Where do we look for this wisdom?

Col 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;
Col 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Wisdom is in Christ, which is in his word.

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Christ is also in his body, so fellowship will make us wise.

Pro 13:20 He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed.

As we saw earlier, it takes exercise to learn this wisdom.

Heb 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

God will bring us situations to discern, so we will get a multitude of counselors, study the word diligently, and then learn through experience.

Pro 15:22 Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.

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