Mutual Concern

As we have been moving through 1 Corinthians, we have been seeing this common theme of interconnectedness. Today is no exception. We read in 1 Corinthians 12:25-26: “He has done this intentionally so that every member would look after the others with mutual concern, and so that there will be no division in the body.In … Continue reading Mutual Concern

Diversity is Required

Everyone is different and that is great. It’s actually how God created us. Yes, we are all made in His image. But even with His thumbprint on each of us, it’s true — we are all very different. We have different personalities, likes, dislikes, different backgrounds, different skill sets, different ethnicities, different opinions, etc. It … Continue reading Diversity is Required

Privileged to Drink

The Message translates today’s verse this way: “You can easily enough see how this kind of thing works by looking no further than your own body. Your body has many parts—limbs, organs, cells—but no matter how many parts you can name, you’re still one body. It’s exactly the same with Christ. By means of His … Continue reading Privileged to Drink

Continuous Revelation

Today’s verse aligns again with the last few devotions regarding our interconnectedness. In 1 Corinthians 12:7, we read: “Each believer is given continuous revelation by the Holy Spirit to benefit not just himself but all” (TPT). The continuous revelation we receive does not only benefit ourselves — it benefits all people. Why? We are all … Continue reading Continuous Revelation

Designed This Way

In today’s passage, Paul is discussing how man is not independent from woman and a woman is not independent from a man. This piggybacks well from yesterday’s focus on being interconnected. As the passage continues, Paul says that “God, as the source of all things, designed it this way.” The NLT says, “Everything comes from … Continue reading Designed This Way

Expense of Others

We forget how connected we are in life. Remember, we were made to be communal beings. In America, there is this individualism that is taught. It is all about independence from others with a me, myself, and I perspective. It’s my right, my liberty, my freedom. This is why it’s difficult to travel in roundabouts … Continue reading Expense of Others

Opportunity for Trust

Too often lately it seems like the sky is falling. You’ve been there, right? We each have seasons that seem more trying than others. Usually when a few dominoes fall, it appears as if all the dominoes are going to collapse. This is when the anxiety gets high. This is when the depression settles upon … Continue reading Opportunity for Trust

Learning From History

When I was in high school, history was my favorite subject with English coming in at a close second. I loved history so much that I took an advanced placement class on 20th century American History independently my senior year. This meant that each day I had class with myself in the library. I loved … Continue reading Learning From History

Adapting

Today we look at adapting. Paul says he “adapted to the culture.” The Message translates this verse as: “I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but I entered their world and tried to experience things from their point of view. I’ve become just about every sort of servant there … Continue reading Adapting