Not ‘mine’ but ‘ours’

To Follow Jesus

My notes on Every Day with Jesus, written by Selwyn Hughes; revised and updated by Mick Brooks, published by CWR.

May/June 2016 Issue –  The Presence of God‘You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.’ Psalm 16:11

The text set for today’s reading and meditation:

1 Corinthians 3:10-23 (NIVUK): “By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.

If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light.

It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved – even though only as one escaping through the flames.

Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives among you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple.

Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become ‘fools’ so that you may become wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: ‘He catches the wise in their craftiness’; and again, ‘The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.’

So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future– all are yours, and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God.”

I liked today’s reading, besides the key verse selected by Selwyn, there are a couple of other verses (highlighted), which stood out for me. What did you think of today’s reading?

Today’s study was okay, but there is nothing specific that I would like to comment upon.

I’ll paraphrase to a certain extent, Selwyn’s conclusion.

“Are you struggling to come to the right decision concerning an issue? If yes, then stop now and talk to Jesus along these lines: ‘Lord, what shall we do about this? My life and all I am is Yours. We are partners together on the road of life. I need your guidance and Your enlightenment. Help me. Clarify things to me, please.’ Why struggle through on your own when you have a partner who knows all things?”

Any thoughts on today’s study?

[I’ve been a bit sick with a cold or something like that for the past two days, so I don’t feel that clear headed at the moment; hopefully in a day or two (God willing), I’ll be back to something like normal. 🙂 ]