Thursday, July 15, 2021

1 Corinthians 6:12 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

1 Corinthians 6:12

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though, “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.


Yesterday, I was listening to a sermon, and this verse smacked me right in the face. God laid something on my heart I couldn’t get away from. See, I always thought that, “becoming a slave” always meant sin, and then I realized I’m a slave to exercising and working out. And although exercising isn’t a bad thing in and of itself, it is when it takes as much precedent in your life as reading your Bible or prayer.


See, there are a few I do every day: I read my Bible, pray, do a devotion, worship or listen to worship music, and work out! These things are every day, no questions asked, and yesterday, God laid on my heart that one of these is not like the others. The only thing that should have to be done every day is spending time with Him. Everything else is a want, not a need. The only thing that should rule me and my life is my Risen Savior and King!!!


Slaves have masters, and Jesus was super clear that you can only serve one, and I don’t want to serve anything but God Almighty!!! I heard something like this yesterday: as I grow and mature in the Lord, I have to go from just judging sin from not a sin and start looking at what is edifying, glorifying, and satisfying to the Lord!!! I encourage you to do the same and see what’s mastering you. The answer might surprise you!!! But don’t lose heart, because Jesus came to set the captives free, and He is the best in the business!!!


Be Courageous, Be vulnerable, Be honest, and more than anything, Be more like Jesus Christ!!! I love you all, God bless, and glory to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!!!




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