Wednesday: Everyday

The call to be a follower of Christ is not a call to leave your life. 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

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. Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised. Was a man uncircumcised when he was called? He should not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. Keeping God’s commands is what counts. Each person should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.

Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you—although if you can gain your freedom, do so. For the one who was a slave when called to faith in the Lord is the Lord’s freed person; similarly, the one who was free when called is Christ’s slave. You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of human beings. Brothers and sisters, each person, as responsible to God, should remain in the situation they were in when God called them.

Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

In 1 Corinthians 7:17-24, Paul sums up his teaching saying " whatever condition each was called, there let him remain with God."

Paul is inviting us to think about the ways God might be calling us to display Him in our current day-to-day life. What classes are you in? Where are you working? Who are your roommates? Glorify God there!

The question is how can our lives glorify God where we are?

God's call is to be salt and light, scattered across campus and scattered into different jobs, families, cities, etc. He doesn't call us out of the world. He calls us into it to build a web of redemptive relationships pointed toward the glory of Jesus.