THURSDAY February 8, 2018
Serve the Lord without Distraction
And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction. - 1 Corinthians 7:35
Paul did not want to lord over God’s people. He wanted them to be aware of the dangers in letting distractions move them away from serving Christ. Virtually anything could distract them from what God had called them to do in their lives.
Underline 1 Corinthians 7:35 in your Bible. Have you noticed how many Christians are distracted today with so many other things in their lives? Why should we serve the Lord zealously? Surely Christ is coming soon. Many Christians are not really looking for the coming of the Lord. They have grown comfortable in their lives, and they have lost their urgency to reach others for Christ.
Make the decision today not to let anything in your life distract you from serving the Lord Jesus Christ. We are living in the last days when Jesus is going to return. Revelation 22:12 assures of us His coming: “And behold, I [Christ] am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to everyone according to his work.”
Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
Are you living in this world with the constant expectancy of Christ’s appearing? If you are, you will not be distracted by the things of the world.
Learn to shut out the distractions that keep you from truly worshipping God.
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