Day 53 – February 22, 2021
Scriptures: Leviticus 8-10, 2 Corinthians 10
The Work God has for you.
We see in Leviticus that Aaron, his children and Moses go to work for the people of God.
Paul says, “We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you.” (2 Cor. 10:13)
He goes on to say that we all have a place in sharing the work that God has given us. We are called to share the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Leviticus and 2 Corinthians have been, admittedly, difficult to find thematic connections. And here, I’m probably making a bit of a stretch. But it is important to see that Paul views his place in this as a part of the ongoing story of what God is doing to reconcile the world back to God. Leviticus is concerned with the forgiveness and reconciliation of the Israelites. Paul here, with the Gospel in His heart and mind, knows himself to be an Ambassador of Christ and a minister of reconciliation. His heart is to see the world come to Christ.
This is the work that he boasts in, this is the work of his life, to bring all people to God.
We are the ambassadors of Christ, we are a part of this new creation, we are a part of those who minister, just like Aaron and Moses, drawing people closer to God.
Help others come closer to Jesus today!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.