One day at a time, we are given the joy to treasure hunt in God’s Word. In today’s blog, I want us to go on a “treasure hunt” – together. Are you ready?! I invite you to join me, as I grab for my Corinthians Bible study journal and we get started! All you need is a Bible and something to take notes with.
Today’s Treasure –
I want for us to look at 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, but particularly 2:2 (which is bold below).
1 And this was the way it was with me, brothers and sisters. When I came to you, I didn’t come with fancy words or human wisdom. I preached to you the truth about God’s love. 2 My goal while I was with you was to talk about only one thing. And that was Jesus Christ and his death on the cross. 3 When I came to you, I was weak and very afraid and trembling all over. 4 I didn’t preach my message with clever and compelling words. Instead, my preaching showed the Holy Spirit’s power. 5 This was so that your faith would be based on God’s power. Your faith would not be based on human wisdom (NIRV).
Do you remember Moses’ speech in Exodus 4?
“Moses said to the Lord: Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue (4:10, NIV).”
Our brother, Moses, was not a speaker by any means. Maybe, you can relate. I know, I can. I get too scared or tongue tied to even try, sometimes. And, this is not God’s will for me. In speaking and writing, I can find myself in that same spot Moses was in. Where I crumble in fear, despite the Message I have to give!
Paul wasn’t much different than Moses, except he wasn’t seen begging God to choose someone else, anyone else.
Paul knew it was God who spoke to them. It was something only God could do. God is greater than the weakness, fear, and trembling that we struggle with.
We can learn from these men and grow in our confidence in how God uses us to speak His truths. We, who are in Christ Jesus, are made complete. God has willfully chosen to be our Father, making us His children. He is the One who makes us complete, and lacking nothing!
Will we choose to follow our Father through our Blessed Savior?
Choosing to listen to our Father’s voice?
As long as we have our Lord Jesus Christ, we have everything we could ever need. Let us run to our great and risen King today, and pray He will help us to carry out our mission faithfully.
Father, Help me to be faithful to You. Help me to keep speaking Your name and truths – even when fear arises. We need to remember Your power and peace is greater than our fears. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Featured image by Lukas BornHauser from Unsplash.
Until next time,