Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 8 and 1 Corinthians 10:22-33 (day seven)
Two quotes stuck out in my study this week:
1 Corinthians 8:6 is a stunning theological innovation…one of the greatest pioneering moments in the entire history of Christology.
-N.T. Wright 1992
The modern church seeks to inconvenience the believer as little as possible.
The first quote elevates the grand reality of Jesus Christ, our Lord, our Savior, and our example, while the second quote acknowledges the grand laxity of the church. At some point we must realize that Christ has called us to follow him into a service that will cost us dearly. Our self will be wildly inconvenienced when Jesus Christ is Lord of our lives. If we are going to experience the abundance of God’s holy kingdom the fleshly self must die however painful that might be.
Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6