Day Five: “Living For Him”

1 Corinthians 8:6 (NIV) yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

“Christian thought begins from a confession that binds us specifically to the one God of Israel and declares our personal union with and allegiance to this one God. We exist “for him,” not for our own purposes. To the extent that this confession of the one God echoes the Shema, we should also hear the echo of that text’s call to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might” (Deut. 6:5).”[Hays, Richard B., First Corinthians: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching, page 140.]

Wanting to love others and go all out for God’s kingdom and building of his church stems from the heart confession that there is but “one God, the Father and Lord, Jesus Christ…from whom all things came and for whom we live.”

Prayer: Let’s confess how we are living for our one God, the Father and Lord Jesus Christ and let’s worship to this song, “Living With A Fire” (click here) by Jesus Culture.

-EK

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