1 Corinthians 2
Here is a way of making a stringed instrument sound without touching the strings. Try it with a guitar. Place the body of the guitar near your mouth and sing one of the tones to which the guitar string is tuned. You will hear the sound of the note echo back to you. This is because the frequency of your voice and the string are the same. With any other note you sing, the guitar will be silent. Here’s the sound with my guitar…[Sound echoes.]
Are you tuned to the frequency of the Lord’s voice? Does your life echo the sound of the Spirit singing inside of you? Do you keep silent when others speak “notes” not tuned to love? Paul decides, “To concentrate only on Jesus Christ and his death on the cross” (v. 2). As you read and pray, become tuned to the wisdom of God, which is out of tune to the wisdom of this age. Be one with those in tune with the Lord.
What are these?
Your Spirit speaking in me v. 4
Your plans for those who love You v. 9
Thinking with the mind of God v. 12
All the blessings I’ve received v. 14
This is the second of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Thursdays are dedicated to the New Testament, except the Gospels.
Image: Nick’s guitar