Thursday, October 8, 2009

NTC Day 18: Mark 7-8, 1 Cor 3-4

1 Corinthians 3:5-9

Who’s your favorite preacher? Your favorite worship band? Your favorite church?

There’s nothing inherently wrong with having favorites or even sharing them. It’s awesome that through technology, we can access so many great resources to point us to Jesus.

The problem is that we tend to take our favorite and lift it up as the “right” way, while tearing the others down as the “wrong” way. Even worse, we begin to give our favorite credit for being the reason that things work. At best, this causes fights. At worst, it robs God of the praise He deserves and sets up an idol in our lives.

Paul’s point is that everyone is called to serve God. Some are called to different tasks and given different gifts. Everyone is called to the same purpose, however – to use our gifts to serve God. He will work through us to do His work.

God is the one who does the work. He is the only One worth fighting for. His is the only cause worth serving.

How does He want you to serve?

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