Today’s Reading: Job 16:1‐19:29, 1 Corinthians 16:1‐24, Psalm 40:1‐10, Proverbs 22:1
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 – Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
Context: In his final instructions to the church in Corinth, Paul urges them to persevere, love and submit to good leaders. It is in this section that we read these verses:
- Be watchful – in love
- Stand firm in the faith – in love
- Act like men – in love
- Be strong – in love
Our culture has lost a Biblical view of masculinity. I think Paul gives us the basics here. If I were starting a fraternity, I would consider these two verses as my purpose statement.
Apply: I want to act like a man today by being watchful and strong, standing firm in the faith, and covering everything in love. Specifically, in a conversation I am having at work, I want to be strong and firm in what I believe is right.
Has anyone taught you to live out these principles? Who and How?