Food For Thought For November 7, 2023
Even in Your Imperfections | 1 Corinthians 15:9-10Read This Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.1 Corinthians 15:9-10 NKJV
Do you realize that all of us are living under the mercy of God? What this means is that all of us live with another chance and opportunity to get right in the eyes of God. When you choose to live your life by striving to grow and improve yourself according to God’s rebuke – His instructions – then you live in a manner that pleases the Lord. Do you understand what this means?
What this means is that the Lord loves you; He has compassion for you. Now, many of us don’t believe that we are worthy of such compassion from the Lord; Paul felt that same way as well. Paul, throughout his letters, would admit to being a great sinner. Even here to the Corinthians, Paul writes to them that because of his past history with persecuting the church, he wasn’t worthy of God’s love. Yet, because the Lord loved Paul and personally ministered to him, Paul became an apostle, though he felt he wasn’t worthy to even be called an apostle.
Let me tell you something: don’t ever think that you’re not worthy of what God has set before you! We often feel this way because of our past sins. However, if God loves you and considers that you’re worthy in His eyes – you are worthy. It’s time for us to appreciate the Lord. I love the fact that God loves me even though I am not perfect and I encourage you to appreciate God’s love of you as well. We can all do this by laboring in the love that the Lord has shown us.