Daily Devotions

Today’s Bible reading is I Corinthians chapter 14

(Read the entire New Testament in 2014 by reading only one chapter each day)

“Let all things be done decently and in order.” (I Corinthians 14:40)
There was chaos in Corinth, and surprisingly enough it was taking place at the Sunday worship gathering of the church. The worship services at Corinth were filled with confusion and disorder. To avoid distractions in our worship there are some key truths to remember. First, there must be an emphasis on the Word of God. God’s Word builds us up, encourages and comforts us. Preaching and teaching the Word is a ministry that every believer can benefit from. Expounding the Word builds up the church! Next time you go to church go hungry for God’s Word. Second, we must be more concerned about the depth of our worship than the hype. Spiritual gifts are a blessing, but operating our gifts in the flesh only creates confusion. Genuine worship draws attention to the greatness of God, not the gifts of man. When it comes to spiritual things we ought to be deep, but when it comes to sin we should be innocent. Seek to know a lot about spiritual truths and know little about sin. God desires holiness in His church. Third, when we come to church we ought to be submissive to one another. Try to keep an open heart toward those who have been appointed to preach or lead. Avoid becoming a distraction. Don’t make church about you. Make it about God! May our services point to Jesus Christ and not to man. “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”

Prayer: “Dear Lord, help us not to be distracted in our worship, may we not get caught up in our emotions but let us be led by Your Spirit. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Randy J. McPheron

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