If you think it’s difficult understanding why you’re processing life in a certain way, it’s near impossible to fathom the complexities of others! But today’s chapter shines light on the basic ethos behind our thoughts and behaviour…
READ 1 CORINTHIANS 8 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It’s hard enough making changes, and building upon progress, without having your efforts torn down by others – either while you are there, or replaced as soon as you leave the organization. Years ago, the question: “Who’s kingdom are you building?” took my interest.
Today’s chapter (written by a 1st Century Jewish religious leader named Paul) highlights again that, how I think and behave while exercising my freedom for demonstrating “love”, in all situations and matters (regardless of how strong in confidence I may feel by what I know or don’t know), this builds up my Creator God’s Kingdom in the lives of those around me. [v1] Better than that, the one who loves the Creator and His Word, is known by Him. [v3] If I’m known by my Maker, because He sees (in my demonstrated love for His image-bearers) that I love Him, this will be the driving force behind my thoughts, words, choices and actions today. When I hurt others, I hurt Christ who bought that person at a high price by dying for them. [v11] Knowing Jesus’ teaching[a] Paul realigns his life choices [v13], to avoid tearing down the Creator God’s Kingdom in the hearts of those He made to be like Him.
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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Finding it hard to connect with your Maker’s Kingdom? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”
I’ll praise the Lord all my life. I’ll sing praises to my God as long as I live. [Psalm 146:2]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: God’s Grace on Poland[c]
Your Nation: Believer’s for a persecuted for their Faith
Yourself: Personal discipline
Your concerns for today
Thank-you Lord that you are a God who hears, sees and acts. You hear my prayer, You’ve seen my tears. You can heal me. [2 Kings 20:5]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Father God, help me not to be stiff-necked, as my ancestors were. Help me to submit to You and serve you so that Your fierce anger will turn away from me. For You Lord are gracious and compassionate. You’ll not turn Your face from me if I return to You. [2 Chronicles 30:8-9]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”
Thank-you Father that anyone who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, You live in them and they in You. [1 John 4:15]
“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”
When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = A Good Caretaker
Jesus said: “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” [Matthew 6:33]
[a] Matthew 18:6
[b] Matthew 6:5-15
[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31
[e] Matthew 18:6