Which do you choose in a coin toss, heads or tails? I’ve read the supposed 50/50 chance your choice wins carries a miscalculation. Supposedly, the tail side of a coin is heavier than the head side and results in slightly higher probability of landing up. Others say it depends on which side is up when you flip it. I think some of it relies on whose flipping the coin.
Scripture tells us Israel had the opportunity, and will again, to be the head of all nations. They reached that goal for a short time under David and Solomon’s rule but quickly declined to the tail and even into non-existence as a nation for many years. Through Jesus Christ, God has made himself a new nation made up of Jews and Gentiles, Jesus being its head and his followers the body.
“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist
. And he is the head of the body, the church:
who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead;
that in all things he might have the preeminence.”
It is by the Head the body receives nourishment, is held together, and grows into a nation where righteousness reigns.
“the Head, from which all the body
by joints and bands
having nourishment ministered,
and knit together,
increaseth with the increase of God.”
Christ is the life and nourishment of his body.
“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.”
“Verily, verily I say unto you,
He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
I am that bread of life…and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world…
Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.” John 6:47,48,51b,54,55.
“The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
- For we being many are one bread, and one body:
- for we are all partakers of that one bread…1 Corinthians 10:16b,17;
- 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.” 1 Corinthians 12:13.
Christ knits together by his love people of all nations, rich and poor, captive or free, man or woman into one body, His body.
“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;
In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”
“Herein is love,
- not that we loved God, but that he loved us,
- and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
- Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
- No man hath seen God at any time.
- If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.” 1 John 4:10-12.
“And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
where there is neither Greek nor Jew,
circumcision or uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free;
but Christ is all, and in all.”
“And above all these things put on charity,
which is the bond of perfectness.
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are called in one body;
and be ye thankful.” Colossians 3:14,15.
Christ nourishes the body He has knit together in love, thereby supplying all that is needed for the continued growth/increase of the body.
“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;
- That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing,
- being fruitful in every good work,
- and increasing in the knowledge of God;
- Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power…” Colossians 1:9-11a.
“And the Lord make you to increase and abound
- in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
- To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father,
- at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12,13.
Now to Jesus Christ,
“Who is the faithful witness,
and the first begotten of the dead,
and the prince of the kings of the earth.
Unto him that loved us,
and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father;
be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”
Our hope is not based on the flip of a coin but faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ. As he is the Head of his body, the church, our future is 100% secure. My life rests in this security. Where do you find rest for the future? for today?