Day 190/260: Read 1 Corinthians 14
Biblical Christianity is a religion of decency and order. Paul set forth several principles for the first century church to follow. Remember that they were endowed with the miraculous measure of the Holy Spirit, and there was some controversy over which gift was most important.
Still today, even though we are no longer blessed with miraculous abilities, there are disputes among religious people over their roles in the worship service. The same principle Paul set forth in the first century applies for the church today: “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
There is far too much confusion in the religious world. We would all be better off by going back to just what the Bible says; we should do Bible things in Bible ways, speak as the Bible speaks, and remain silent where the Bible is silent.
God is the author of Christianity, and He has established certain ways to do things in His service. Who are we to decide we know better than the Almighty? “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.” When we substitute our opinions for God’s commands, we destroy the peace that He established.
Memory (Recite to a friend without looking)
1 Corinthians 10:13. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
Pray for peace and unity in the local congregation.