Wednesday: 12th September, 2018
Reference text:1 Corinthians 7:25-31
1 Corinthians 7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.
If there is something we are often told to do, it is to ‘never admit our lack of information before others’. This becomes particularly relevant when one acts as a medium of communication between two parties- sort of from a higher to lower level. The Prophet Nathan, in the book of Samuel, hid behind the cover of ‘the Lord is with you’ only to deliver his own opinion when David told him of his desire to build a house for God (2 Samuel 7:3).
Saint Paul was however, not even the least perturbed in this chapter to admit to the Corinthians that what he was writing to them, was his own opinion and not a command received from the Lord. This should not be a surprise to us because he was also very quick to let them know what he received from the Lord (1 Cor 11:23).
Beloved, when we come to the realisation of where we truly stand with God, we can make some bold statements born not out of direct communication from him, but out of our experiences journeying with Him. Paul spoke from a place with a clear understanding of how the mercy of God had kept him faithful, and thus he was able to admit that the words he spoke under inspiration, were in fact his very own opinion.
My dear, when we walk with the Lord long enough in the light of His word, we will begin to think like Him and seek to live as though to answer the question: ‘what would God say or what will He do in this situation?’ When this becomes our way of life, we won’t just have to hide behind the cover of ‘thus says the Lord’, but we will act as: real partners of His, workers together with Him and as Ambassadors of his manifold graces.
Remember # when we truly walk with God, our minds will align with His.