Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday, November 18th: 1 Corinthians 4-7 ~ Conrad

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: 1Corinthians 4-7

There were a couple of verses that jumped out to me today:

"Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."
1Corinthians 4:2 

Everything we have is from God.  He is the source of our wealth, our health, our personal talents, and even the special moments in our lives.  We cannot take credit for anything we have, because everything we have has been entrusted to us by God.  

This verse jumped out to me as Pamela and I are currently discussing various scenarios on selling our current house and then knowing what to do next.  Do we build a new house, or buy an existing one?  Where is God leading us, and are we spending our money wisely?  God asks us to be content with what we have, so at what point are we being carried away with our own desires?

"Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts." 1Corinthians 7:19

Obedience.  We are to keep God's commands.  Plain and simple.  Not always easy to accomplish, but a straight forward command.

"And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." 1Corinthians 6:11

We are sinners, and thankfully we have been given the gift of salvation through the blood shed by Jesus Christ.  He has washed us, and now we need to submit to the rules and regulations of the Law, and display obedience to our God.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Corinthians 8-11

2 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

1 Corinthians 6:1
If any of you has a dispute with another, do you dare to take it before the ungodly for judgment instead of before the Lord’s people?

We have a special bond with fellow believers and are on the same "team". This verse motivates me to want to work together instead of competing with other believers and getting those that don't believe involved in our disputes

Tammy Reimer said...

I noted the verses that discussed that we must not hold non-believers to the same standard as believers. Obviously their sinful behaviour is still sinful. But it completely different for a believer to continue to partipate in a sinful lifestyle, and we must hold them accountable.