1 Corinthians 4:20 (NLT) 20 For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God’s power.
Paul wants the believers in Corinth to know that being a Christian means living by God’s power. Knowing a lot about God, Christianity means nothing unless our lives are changed to become more like Christ. The power that is manifest at the cross, in weakness, in humility is the power that gave us new life, eternal life! The same power is at work in our lives today to make us more and more like Jesus as we live in obedience to Him. We can live by God’s power when we can humbly come before the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and acknowledge our utter helplessness in saving ourselves, repent of our pride and arrogance and live in dependence upon the Lord. Paul is passionate for the Corinthians and for us to not miss out on the blessing of living the life of the cross which will count for eternity. Let’s live in God’s power not just for ourselves but also for the sake of others we are reaching out to. Let’s once again assess the course of our lives, our choices, decisions through the cross – not through the perspectives and standards of this world.
Let’s worship to “Jesus Only You” (click here) by Martin Smith and declare that our lives will be about Jesus alone!