Love, Power and the Kingdom of God
Topic: Kingdom of God Passage: 1 Corinthians 4:14–4:21
The kingdom of God is not mentioned out right by Paul that often, but his life and teaching gives us a picture of the presence of it now and the hope of it in the future. Paul says the kingdom of God is marked by power and not mere words. The pride of the Corinthians had stifled the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Pride leads to destruction. The Message version of Proverbs 16.18 says, First pride, then the crash – the bigger the ego, the harder the fall. Pride and arrogance was causing issues in the church at Corinth to the point that they were standing against Paul and Jesus with a superior wisdom. Paul has lovingly and will continue to exhort them to change by imitating him and return back to the ways of Christ. Today, let’s see love, power and the kingdom of God and may our goal be to love with the greatest power and effect that the kingdom of God will grant in this age.