1 Corinthians Devotional: The greatest responsibility we have as Christians
Read: 1 Corinthians 10:23-33
Life changes when we receive Jesus as our Savior. When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we receive forgiveness, eternal life, and freedom from the confines of Old Testament laws. Jesus fulfilled all of God’s demands and made a way for us to have a relationship with Him. But, all of this freedom in Christ comes with responsibility. Jesus, while He has given us freedom, has called us to a mission on His behalf. We are His representatives on earth, and that changes the way we live — from the photos we put on social media to the way we respond to an aggressive driver in rush hour traffic.
We have the privilege and responsibility of representing Jesus through the way we live.In his letter to the church in Corinth, Paul reminds us to honor God in all that we do: “So whether you eat, drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God — even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved” (1 Corinthians 10:31-33). As believers, we have the privilege and responsibility of representing Jesus through the way we live. Keeping our consciences at the forefront, by not doing things we know are wrong, Paul also warns us not to go out of our way to offend. Our lives point to Jesus. So it’s important that we ask ourselves daily, “Is what I have on display right now going to lead people to Jesus or is it going to turn them away?” Reflect:
- Have you ever asked Jesus into your life? If the answer is no, find out more about salvation today.
- If you are a believer, what is one area of your life that is not pointing people to Jesus?
- What do you need to stop doing or start doing to turn that area of your life over to Him?