and you belong to Christ; and Christ belongs to God.1 Corinthians 3:23(NASB)
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 to take our 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 places worldly wisdom and human heralds in their proper perspective: ye 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 Christ. We all are 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
Loving Father, forgive me for the times when I have allowed my petty preferences to turn my attention away from Jesus. Help me to recognise the liberty I have in Christ and the responsibility I have to live as unto You. Help me I pray to honour You in every part of life, so that I may give You the glory You deserve, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.