Devotions

May 27

1 Corinthians 1
What is your Calling?

1 Corinthians 1:26-29, “For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were born of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.”

Consider your calling. What do you do for a living? Are you a teacher, plumber, police officer, nurse, stay at home mom, in sales, a banker, or whatever your calling?  Consider it; Scripture says that most of us are not super wise according to the world standards, we are not super powerful on a worldwide scale, and I do not think I know anyone of noble birth. However, God chose you; He chose the unexpected. He chose the unlikely candidate. He chose the underdog. He chose you to be His ambassador on Earth. I do not know about you, but in a world that chews you up and spits you out so often, I find extreme comfort in knowing that I am chosen by the King. However, what am I chosen for?

2 Corinthians 5:19-20 says, “…entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors of Christ.” The actual definition of an ambassador is an accredited diplomat sent by a country as its official representative to a foreign country. God chose you to be His official representative to this lost world. Once you gave your life to Christ, you became a citizen of heaven, no longer a citizen of this world. You are His ambassador to this foreign country. You are sent by Him as a representative of His to the lost to share His message of reconciliation, which is just a big word for salvation. When was the last time you shared the Gospel with anyone?  Are you serving in a ministry to help the Gospel go forward? Matthew 28 talks about how we are to make disciples, teach them the Word. Are you discipling anyone? Trust me you do not have to know it all to teach someone. You do not have to have eloquent words. You do not even have to be sure of yourself, just be sure of the Bible. Trust that God will give you the words and you just simply teach them what you know. Even if that is not a lot, keep learning and keep teaching.  If you do not have anyone to disciple and are ready for that, we will happily connect you with someone. So please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Jen Combs
(Wife of Lead Pastor Josh Combs)

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