You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere men? (1 Corinthians 3:3)
That sounds like an insult.
Because…yeah, it is.
But I thought being a man was awesome! I mean…we’re men!
Isn’t that what we were supposed to be shooting for? Not boyhood, not adolescence, but full-scale manliosity? What could be higher than Man?
OK, ladies…I hear you…
Beloved, we are called to be more than men.
Or women, for that matter.
We are called to be sons and daughters of the living God.
It’s a high calling. It requires putting our human desires and pride and self interest and competitive natures aside and working for something bigger, something more glorious.
Whaddaya say, Beloved? Are you ready to step up, step out, step beyond yourself?
Well then…let’s go.
Happy Monday, Beloved.