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SEPTEMBER 17

 

 Christ in you, the hope of gloryŚCol. 1:27.

 

  Every true child of God must have a definite individual Christian character which is not dependent for its existence upon the spiritual life of any other Christian. He must from the Word of Truth, proclaimed and exemplified by other Christians, draw those principles of life, etc., which give him an established character, a spiritual individuality of his own. So positive and definite should be the spiritual individuality of everyone, that, should even the beloved brother or sister whose spiritual life first nourished ours and brought us forward to completeness of character fall away (which the Apostle shows is not impossible, Heb. 6:4-6; Gal. 1:8), we would still live, being able to appropriate for ourselves the Spirit of Truth.

 

 

Parallel passages: Matt. 3:16; Acts 10: 38; 2:1-4; 10:45-47; 2.Cor. 1: 21; 1.John 2:20, 27; 1.Cor. 12:12,13; 15:23; Gal. 3:16, 29; Eph. 4:13, 23, 24; Col. 1:23; 1.Pet. 4:13; Heb. 3:14; Rom. 8: 10; John 14:19; 17: 23, 24; Gal. 2:20; Phil. 1:21; 2.Cor. 4:16; Eph. 3:16; John 15:2-7; Rom. 12:4,5; 1.Cor. 1:30; Rom. 6:3; 13:14; Gal. 3: 26, 27; 2.Cor. 5:17; Col. 3:10; Rom. 8: 4, 5.