Are You Doing Everything You Can?

In Corinth the brethren were having a problem. Their services were in shambles. People spoke out of turn, spoke in tongues no one could understand, and the brethren were striving over had the best spiritual gift (1 Cor. 12:15-13:1). Needless to say, this left services in an incomprehensible mess and no one was being edified. So what did the apostle Paul tell them?

That despite the gifts they had, love was the best gift one could have (1 Cor. 13:2-3), each must speak in turn (1 Cor. 14:27), and for the services to be done in an orderly and decently manner (1 Cor. 14:40). So what can we take from this reading? God cares about services in worship to Him. He always has and He always will. So we must do our part to make sure our worship is worthy in God’s sight. Only God can look into our hearts to see whether our hearts are in the right place in worship (Heb. 4:13), but we can do our best to make worship as best as we can to edify all the brethren. We must all prepare our minds and hearts for every service. Everyone that participates in a service must exhort one another (Heb. 10:24-25) and make sure our songs, prayers, or sermons are done in a orderly and decent manner so God, the brethren, and ourselves can get as much out of services as God has planned.

Jeremy Ferguson

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