Term 2, Week 2, 2019 - Devotion

May is “Mission Month” for our local church and last Sunday, Bishop Oscar Muriu from the Nairobi Chapel in Kenya preached from 2 Corinthians 5: 14 – 20. He asked us these challenging questions - “Are the things that you are living for, worth Christ dying for? Are the passions that wield energy in your heart – are those things worth Christ dying for?” Then he asked us “In fact, why did Christ die?”

The Bishop explained how Paul answers this question for us in 2 Corinthians 5:14 when he says
for we are convinced that one died for all and therefore all died and
He died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves
but for Him who died for them and was raised again”.

This calling stands in stark contrast to the messages we often hear today. Here, Paul compels us not to live for ourselves, for our individual goals, for personal ambition or even for happiness. The God-ordained purpose of our lives does not revolve around ourselves but on the contrary, to live a life of service to God by serving other people. Jesus Christ died so that we who live no longer live for ourselves but for Him. “Are the things that you are living for, worth Christ dying for?”

Mrs Sophie Bingham
School Counsellor