A Short "To-Do" list
“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13,14
Paul closes his first letter to the Corinthians with a short “to-do” list. First we are to be watchful. We are told to be on guard and alert in prayer. Is your prayer life watchful or is it lazy? He then tells us to stand firm in the faith. Where are the men and women who will stand firm against the current of this broken and fallen world system? It takes courage and it is somewhat risky to take a stand in the face of a sea of opposition. Paul next says we should act like men. Elsewhere in Scripture, the people of God are encouraged to grow up and stop drinking milk. Instead, we are to feed on the meat of the Word. Finally, be strong and love. This world needs to know the love of Jesus Christ more than anything else. Be salt and light in your home, church, and community.
- Lord God, may Your strong hand strengthen me as I step out of my comfort zone and into the mission field You have placed me in.