Text: 2 Corinthians 4:10
Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Today, many are preachers of the Gospel. In preaching the Gospel, they do well. But of these, many do not live by what they preach or rather what they received. It is a glorious thing to announce to people that God hates divorce for instance; it will however be heinous to find the announcer in divorce. Many seem to be saying do as I say and not as I do. If we be found in these ways, how are we able to convince others to depart from darkness and embrace the light of the Gospel that we preach. Everyone that bears the vessel of the Lord should depart from iniquity. If you preach Christ, then bear about in your body his death. Be dead to sin and all sinful habits so that His life might be made manifest through you. By doing otherwise, you disperse more people from the kingdom than you think you attract and this will bring very dare consequences. Decide today to yield your body a living sacrifice. Don’t do anything Christ would not (have done or) approve of you. Be deliberate in doing good and being a shining example unto others. Be the scripture for people to read and then are you the true representative of Christ. You can be sure that God will reward you for so doing. All those who do otherwise have their rewards too. It is just that such rewards are not palatable.
Father, help me by your Spirit to live like Christ throughout my lifetime in Jesus name. Don’t let me ever misdirect anyone by my thoughts, words or deeds in Jesus name.