Girls just want to have watermelon!
This week was one of the toughest yet. Here’s how I grew: “Let all things be done for the building up” [1 Corinthians 14 v 26]
I’ve always struggled with my weight and this week I reached an all time high, literally. The devil is a liar. I can’t say the same for the scale.
But what I can do is say that Paul in 1 Corinthians was teaching on tongues. He was cautioning the church of Corinth on their use of the gift. It seems that the gift was being used insensitively. It was being used in large gatherings without any regard for those around.
It seems the people were so excited to have the gift that they were exercising it flagrantly. But Paul reminds them of the God they serve who is “not a God of confusion, but of peace” [1 Corinthians 14 v 33]. If this is so then anything which does not serve to build the body of believers is “speaking into the air” [1 Corinthians 14 v 9]. He goes so far as saying he would rather speak 5 intelligible words in a public gathering than 10 000 in incoherent language. He also says that the church of Corinth must not “be children in their thinking”. Baby boy was clearly on a roll with his one liners.
But what he was also on a roll with was making the audience - and the millennial reader - remember the ultimate goal in this game called life.
Everything we do is for the building up of Kingdom. If we are on earth, our actions need to point those who we come across to our God and to his majesty. It needs to point to his decency, his peace, his order.
Could you readjust your minds for a seccy and think of gluttony in the place of tongues?
Eating is also meant to glorify God and when we do it, we need to reflect that same spirit of order and peace. We need to do it in a way that points to Christ. If we are using food for self gratification then it is “[eating] in the air”. I don’t know about you, but I’m too old for hiccups.
Hello South Africa.
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