What Matters

I’ve never been one for arguing about theology. I’ve never been one to really want to fuss with others about what I believe and what they believe.

Now, I’ve got a theology. I know what I believe about God. And I really like what I believe about God. I think what I believe about relates well to what scripture says. And I’m pretty happy with it.

But you know what. You may not agree with it. You and I may have some real differences about what we believe. And you know what I’ve learned?

That’s ok.

Look at what Paul writes today in 1 Corinthians 15:12-17. He writes about what matters.

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

Jesus. His life. His death. His resurrection. I would add to that His return as well (which Paul does later). These are what matters. That’s what it’s all about.

Paul says that if Christ didn’t rise from the dead, then we are still in our sins. And our faith is worthless.

Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m not still in my sins. My faith has changed my life. It has made me a new person. I am new, I am changed, I am different.

And it’s all about Jesus. It’s all about what He’s done.

That’s what matters. Jesus.

You and I may not always agree on everything. I am totally fine with that. But, if Jesus is your Lord and He has changed your life, that’s what matters.

That’s what matters. His life. His death. His resurrection. His return. Today in our lives, lets love as He would have us to love, let’s serve as He would have us to serve.

And let’s keep Him the main thing.

And if He’s the main thing, everything else will fall into place. Today, let’s focus on what matters.

Jesus.

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