TODAY’S MEDITATION – Why are you called by the Lord? (1 Corinthians 1:9-12).

Most followers of Christ are walking with the Lord without knowing exactly why He has called them. My brother, my sister, Christ came into the world for us to be saved. But once we are saved, we are entering a divine system of living that has rules. Why are you called by the Lord? My friend, there are many reasons why the Lord calls us, but let’s look at some of the major ones: The Lord is calling us because, as Christians, we ought to live the way He lives with the Father, in UNITY. What a sad thing to see that most churches and Christians all around the world are torn apart, not by issues of doctrine or theology, but for things that have nothing to do with Christ (the colour of the wall, music or personality conflicts, etc.). Let me remind you that the Bible declares that “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25). Yes, Christians may have differences of opinion about many things but they must work together for Christ. The second reason we are called is to show tolerance as the church of Christ is the church of DIVERSITY: each one of us is unique, because God did not make us the same. Therefore, our roles are different, yet equally important before the Lord and we all need each other (1 Corinthians 12:15-19). The next reason we are called is to be able to use the OPPORTUNITIES the Lord puts before us to do what He has called us to do, and whatever we do has to be done for His GLORY. Yes, my friends, it is to glorify God that we are called to serve Him, that we are called to live with Him, so that, one day, like Jesus, we may say: “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do” (John 17:4). So, my friends, always remember that we can best glorify God by completing His will and fulfilling our purpose on this earth which is seeking UNITY, being open to DIVERSITY, making good use of our OPPORTUNITIES for His GLORY. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.