What kind of life should we live? At some point we must all decide an answer to this question. Will I live a life of pleasure? Will I live a life of comfort and convenience? Will I live a life rooted in tradition and morality? Will I live this life at all?
In this series we have put the question into the context of pain, what sort of life should I live in this world in which there is so much pain? Pain so often frustrates the course of life we attempt to chart.
Pain interrupts our pleasure, it spoils our comfort and breaks into our security. It breaks up the bonds of family and faith and tradition.
We’ve tried to ask the question – what do we do with pain, when the lot we draw in life, the circumstances that fall our way are crooked?
What I’ve tried to show you through this series is that the Bible has something to say about this. If you will read it carefully, it will prepare you for crookedness. You won’t be surprised by it, you won’t be derailed by it. The Bible can give you what you need to rise above and gain victory over the pain of your crookedness.
We close the series in 1 Corinthians chapter 7 and look at three things that should guide every follower of Christ who is deciding how to live their life.
- The Calling of God.
- The Commands of God.
- The Commendation of God
You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men. So, brothers, in whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God.
1 Corinthians 7:23-24
Tom Brown is the planting pastor of Vintage Faith Church in Wichita. Tom and his wife, Mandy, have worked together in ministry for 18 years and have four children. More about Pastor Tom Brown