Today’s Bible reading is 1 Chronicles 23 and 1 Corinthians 9.
“I do it all for the sake of the gospel…” (1 Cor 9:23)
- Tenderly considering the consciences of weak brethren (1 Cor 8:7-13)
- Forfeiting personal rights (1 Cor 9:1-11)
- Enduring anything rather than being an obstacle (1 Cor 9:12)
- Making self a servant to all (1 Cor 9:19-22)
“I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings” (1 Cor 9:23).
The gospel is bigger than all of us, the door to every spiritual blessing in Christ. The gospel is weightier than my preferences, politics, or opinions. The gospel is more precious than any personal right. As God’s power for salvation to everyone who believes, we dare not put an obstacle in its way. If the Lord tarries, the gospel will endure long after our time on this earth is complete. As nations rise and fall, the gospel will continue to stand as the bridge to eternal life until our Savior and King returns.
No one who serves a handful of decades for the sake of the gospel will look back 10,000 years from now with regret over the sacrifices. But how amazing … that 10,000 years from now? Someone you know could still be enjoying the blessings of the gospel due in small part to the sacrifices you were willing to make and the way you allowed your light to selflessly shine.
“I do it all for the sake of the gospel…” Eternity-shaping words to remember and adopt this week.