I thank my God

“I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus”  (1 Corinthians 1:4)  In the weeks ahead, we may look back and wonder how Paul could have been thankful for this group.  For 16 chapters in 1 Corinthians and 12 more in 2 Corinthians he struggles with these folks on many theological and moral issues.  They are arguing among themselves.  They condone immorality and misuse spiritual gifts.  This church is a mess!  But they are also people in whom Paul sees the grace of God at work and he is thankful.  It is a good reminder to  me.  No wrong or weakness should take away my gratitude for people in God’s family.  We are all flawed.  Rather than reject others for their imperfections, I am to be thankful and vested in their growth.  If God has given me grace, and He has, then I should return the favor by giving it to others.  More as the week continues.  My love to you, dear friends.  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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