1 Corinthians 16:22
If anyone does not cherish the Lord, let them be accursed. Our Lord, come!
Not to cherish our Lord Jesus Christ is not to believe in him. Not to believe in him is to be separated from God.
Paul writes that God asks for our trust, adoration, and consecration to obedient service.
Now remember, Paul is writing to a church here. He is not saying “outsiders” have no chance. All may come to the Lord Jesus. But here is a challenge for those who are a part of the church body. To check yourself.
Do you cherish our Lord, Jesus Christ?
Do you adore him?
Is your life characterized by consecration to his work, as your station in life allows?
I sometimes wonder if we have swung the pendulum a little too far in our rejection of the hellfire and brimstone preachers of yesteryear. Have we now gone too soft on ourselves? Are we coasting through our days, giving God a leftover minute of thought here and there, missing the entire point of our lives?
Those whom we cherish we think about and talk with often.
Just a few easy, not-too-deep questions and thoughts to end this chapter…. 🙂