TODAY’S MEDITATION – What is at the centre of your Christian faith? (1 Corinthians 15:14)

For some reason, many believers do believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour but base their faith in other things that Christ. Today’s passage says this: “And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” My brother, my sister, what is at the centre of your Christian walk and faith determines your attitude and relationship with the Lord. Many believers find it had to proclaim their faith because they base it on their lack of knowledge of the Word or on their limitedtestimony, while the main reason we are Christians is all we should proclaim.

As we read this passage today, we see that what should be at the centre of our Christian faith is not in this life, but for the life after this life. Indeed, it is the bodily resurrection of Christ that should be the centre of the Christian faith. Let’s clarify this.

My friend, because Christ rose from the dead, as He promised, we know that what He said is true and that He is God. So, not only the Resurrection affirms the truthfulness of Jesus’ life and words, but it also confirms His unique authority to say “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25). Therefore, because He rose, we have the certainty that our sins are forgiven; because He rose, He lives and represents us before God the Father; because He rose and defeated death, we know we also will be raised. Yes, Christ’s resurrection guaranteed His promise to us and His authority to make that promise. Today, my friend, no matter how long you have been in the Lord, do not hesitate to proclaim this truth to the people He brings on your way who still don’t that they should take Christ’s at His word and believe in Him for their own good. We have the authority (and the responsibility) to tell the world that Christ is the resurrection, the only Saviour and that it is today and not tomorrow that the world should choose life (Christ) and live. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.