Author: Elton Streyle, Contributor: Noah, Photography and Editing: Ali
Heavenly Father, in Jesus’ Name, thank you for the instruction for believers in Jesus Christ in 1 Corinthians 1:1-9. This is a good way to respond to living in a nation similar to Corinth. Direct me to practice the principles Paul laid out for the Corinthian believers to follow. As Paul did, I thank and praise You for who I am as a believer in Jesus Christ. This is a blessing no one can ever take away from me. 1 Corinthians 1:4-5 “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge.“
It is a great blessing to meditate on the fact that no matter what happens, You and Your Word are always available for me in every situation. It is Christ that does all the work, and I as a believer receive all the benefits.
Thank you, Jesus, that You are my shepherd and guide me in the “paths of righteousness for [Your] name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death” Psalm 23:3b-4.
Remind me often that the direction I am going is to be with You in eternity. You will count me free of sin when Christ returns because of what Jesus Christ accomplished through His death on the cross and His resurrection. 1 Corinthians 1:8 “Who will also confirm you to the end, that you may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.“
Thank you for the deep and direct relationship You want with me, which in turn allows me to have a genuine relationship with other believers. To You be all glory. Amen.