February 12, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on 1 Corinthians 3:1-9. “But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?”
The apostle Paul knew this situation well. Addressing the fellowship of believers at Corinth, he was unable to speak to them in the way he would have preferred. They knew Christ. They had received Him and made the good confession of faith. But their faith-walk did not show that they were children of God.
How often are we like the folks at Corinth, stunted in our growth because our spiritual nourishment is contaminated with false beliefs? There is only one way to becoming the man or woman God has designed us to be: devotion to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Indeed, let us hold tight to what we have attained and grow into Him who is Head of all
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, may we learn to live as those who are mature in Christ Jesus, our Lord, and Savior. Amen.