What Does 1 Corinthians 3:23 Mean?

and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.

1 Corinthians 3:23(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

When we get our eyes off the Lord, our eyes are on the wrong things.

The believers in Corinth had taken their eyes off the Lord and were arguing about the qualities or deficiencies of their favourite teachers and preachers. Some preferred Paul's style, and others were more partial to Apollos or Peter. How foolish it was of them to take their eyes off the singular subject of Scripture and squabble about the credentials of the messengers.

God is no respecter of persons, for we are all one in Christ and He alone should be the focus of our discourse, discussion, and delight. How these few words place worldly wisdom and human heralds in their proper perspective: "You are Christ's and Christ is God's."

What astonishing abundance to realise that all things in Christ are ours. And what a great responsibility to realise that we are all in Christ, we are all of Christ, and we all belong to Christ. We are all part of His Body, and His Body is not divided up into little scattered and unrelated groups, but one family of God,  in Christ Jesus our Lord.

We are His representatives on earth and as part of His Body, we are witnesses to the goodness and grace of God. Let us be united in our mission and ministry so that we are all one in Christ, for we are all Christ's and Christ is God's.

My Prayer

Loving Father, thank You that I belong to Christ. I pray that I may know Christ more and more. May I know Him more deeply and intimately, even today. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.

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