"Men should regard us as servants of Christ and administrators of the mysteries of God." —1 Corinthians 4:1
Are you a trustworthy administrator of the mysteries of God? Do you believe:
- Jesus died on the cross for us and gives us a new nature through baptism into His death? (Rm 6:3)
- We can live a new life by faith in Jesus? (2 Cor 5:17)
- We can be filled with the Holy Spirit, God Himself? (Eph 5:18)
- The Church is the body of Christ? (Rm 12:5)
- The Bible is the word of God? (2 Tm 3:16)
- We can be forgiven of our sins by repentance and Confession? (1 Jn 1:9)
- We receive the body and blood of Jesus in Holy Communion? (Mt 26:26-28; Jn 6:51-59; 1 Cor 11:23-29)
- Jesus heals the sick? (Acts 10:38)
- The Lord inseparably joins together a married couple? (Mt 19:5-6; Eph 5:31; 1 Cor 7:10-11)
- We will rise from the dead? (1 Cor 15:22)
- Jesus will return to judge us all? (Rv 22:12)
- We can live with God forever in heaven? (1 Pt 1:4)
These are but a few of the mysteries of God. If you believe them, you are among the richest people on earth. We must "prove trustworthy" (1 Cor 4:2) in sharing, teaching, and ministering these mysteries to others.
Prayer: Father, may I share the precious pearl of Your kingdom (see Mt 13:46).
Promise: "But when the days come that the Groom is removed from their midst, they will surely fast in those days." —Lk 5:35
Praise: Pope St. Gregory had been a monk for fifteen years before being called to the papacy. He proved trustworthy by providing order to the Church in chaotic times.
Rescript: †Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 8, 2010
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