a.m.: 2 Corinthians 5:12-21 p.m.: 1 Corinthians 1:17-31

If we know the love of Christ, we are compelled to share that knowledge of the love of God with all. We were not redeemed by the precious blood of God the Son to keep this knowledge to ourselves, either out of selfishness or inactivity.

We are not to continue seeing the world as men do, but as God does. We are to see the bigger picture through the lens of eternity.

For, as the apostle Paul says,

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Co 5:17

We are no longer our own, but bought at a price.

If we are in Christ, we are his ambassadors. When the world sees us, they should get a glimpse of Christ’s kingdom. We are called to bring his good news of reconciliation with God to all. To tell people that God loves them and has done everything required for the forgiveness of their sins that they might be righteous. To tell people that this righteousness is available through Jesus Christ, completely by the grace of God.

When we share this gospel, we are not to be thrown by the wisdom put forward by men. For they may be some very clever intellectual arguments against the gospel, and in the eyes of the world, very wise. For the gospel of Jesus Christ appears to be foolish to those who have not had their sin dealt with.

Nor are we to be discouraged when no one appears to listen, for it is the work of God to open the minds and hearts of those around us.

We are merely called to preach the gospel, to share it with all those around us and leave it with God. In this way, we can claim none of the glory, but give all the glory to God.

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