Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the Churches. – 1 Cor 7:17
Paul was talking about marriage and divorce and how we ought to live in peace the best we can with one another. He transitions at this point, using the word “nevertheless,” to signal that the message is for all believers and that we ought to live a Christian live no matter what our circumstances we find ourselves.
So, if when I find myself in the less than ideal circumstance, I must remain at peace with God in my Christian walk. What if I don’t like my job, or my house, or my family? I must remain in Christ and His wisdom, acting as if Christ were right with me each step of the way. I must continue to BE Christian and not just act like one.
Paul tells us that the secret to being content is being satisfied no matter the circumstances. Whether rich or poor, whether full or starving, whether happy or in the trials, we must do all things for Christ. As a Christian, living the Christian life should become second nature to us. How we react to stress and people should become as second nature to us. Remember we are to love our neighbor as ourselves.
So, I pray to God each day that my Christian walk would be more Christ-like each day. I pray that my life transforms more into His image each day. I pray that I would treat others with love and respect as I share the Gospel, both in word and in deed, each and every day. Without Christ, I am just lost, angry and unloving, but with Him I am transformed.
May God’s Love Reign in My Heart,