Read 1 Corinthians 2:6-16
Paul wrote, “Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s mysteries.”
- 1 Corinthians 4:1 (NRSV)
I am officially the keeper of a secret recipe. As I watched my mother-in-law move into the later years of her life, I knew the family angel-food-cake recipe would soon be lost if I didn’t do something quickly. This cake was a staple at all family gatherings and a muchanticipated treat. Only Grandma could make it light and delicious every time.
We arranged for me to come to her country farmhouse and learn firsthand from the expert herself the secret tricks of making the perfect cake. It was a great day of sifting flour, whipping egg whites, and adding other special ingredients at just the right moment. She revealed her secrets, one at a time, in those quiet moments. Perhaps she too sensed the urgency of that day. It was her opportunity to pass on an important bit of knowledge.
First Corinthians 4:1 tells us that we are to be “stewards of God’s mysteries.” Paul viewed himself as one to whom a secret had been revealed. But the news of Christ Jesus, who willingly died for the sins of the world and was resurrected on the third day, was a message Paul did not keep to himself. The good news of God’s immeasurable love for us had to be shared.
Time is short. Let us pass along what we know to be true about God to the generations that will follow us.
Thought for the Day: The mysteries of God must be shared.
Prayer: Giver of salvation, help us to be aware of those around us who do not know you. May we lovingly communicate your love to them. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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