1 Corinthians 4
Let’s take a quick dive into 1 Corinthians 4.
Right off the bat we see several really good nuggets of truth in chapter 4. “This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” 4:1-2. Those of us who have accepted Christ into our lives have been entrusted with a knowledge of the transforming power of Christ, and we must be faithful. Just like the servant in the parable of the talents who was required to earn a profit on the money entrusted to him by his master we need to be growing the kingdom. Also those who are believers should not view themselves as being holier and better than other people, but as servants to all with a mission.
For those that have not yet accepted Christ into their life there is also a message here in verse 4, which says “ My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.” A lot of people can get in trouble because they only listen to their own internal moral compass. The problem is that compass can be bent to your own desires, and when a compass is wrong you will never find your way. This is why we need to check our actions against God’s teachings because in the end we will not be judging ourselves, but God will judge us. Most people do not think that they are sinning in their life, but it is once we encounter Jesus that we realize the weight of our sin and the fact that we need his blood to cover all of our sins.
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