May 08, 2015 Words of Grace – A New Way to Walk in the World
As new people in Christ, we have a new way to walk in the world. Our new aim is to bring glory to God in everything we do (1 Corinthians 10:31).
We need wisdom to walk this way. There are many issues and opportunities in life that require us to think about the best way to glorify God. At times the questions of life have a simple, straightforward answer. Don’t steal, murder, or commit adultery. Do honor your parents, love your neighbor, and tell the truth. At other times, things are not quite so clear. But that doesn’t mean we have no guidance for a way forward that brings glory to God.
1 Corinthians 8, 9 & 10 give us wisdom. Sunday we will consider this wisdom when we gather for worship.
This weekend, I encourage you to read these chapters and ask these questions about the issues and opportunities you are facing.
From 1 Corinthians 8, consider what builds up the faith of other Christians. Thinking about how to serve the spiritual growth of our fellow church members can help us make good decisions about how we live in the world.
From 1 Corinthians 9, consider what commends the gospel to people in the world. Making decisions about our interactions in the world based on how people need to hear the gospel is a great way to glorify God.
From 1 Corinthians 10, consider what promotes devotion to Christ in your own life. Every day we make big and small decisions that can either harm or enhance our obedience to God.
This is a big chunk of the Bible that we will consider this Sunday. My prayer is that as we think on these things, the Lord will give us understanding in everything.