1 Corinthians 9:1-2
Am I not as free as anyone else? Am I not an apostle? Haven’t I seen Jesus our Lord with my own eyes? Isn’t it because of my work that you belong to the Lord? Even if others think I am not an apostle, I certainly am to you. You yourselves are proof that I am the Lord’s apostle.NLT
Apostle (uh-pahsʹuhl), the English transliteration of a Greek word meaning ‘one who is sent out.’ An apostle is a personal messenger or envoy, commissioned to transmit the message or otherwise carry out the instructions of the commissioning agent.
So I am reading in my OC this morning which takes me to 1 Corinthians 9. Sometimes I like to believe I am not as free as everyone else. THAT IS A LIE! I am as free, I am an Apostle, and I have seen Jesus! After I have read the definition or the transliteration it makes perfect sense. The chapter really spoke to me this morning. There is so much in it. The chapter finishes off very well with 24-27.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize. So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
I leave you with questions?
- Are you as free as everyone else?
- Are you an apostle
- Have you seen Jesus
- Do you trust Jesus
- Are you disciplined
- Do you run with purpose
You are not disqualified!