“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3
Every once in a while we need to take a step back and examine ourselves. What or who is it that we are really devoted to? What or who are we chasing after? What or who are we investing our time and energies toward? Are we just running this Christian race for a better life on this side of the grave? Or, are we sincerely and completely devoted to the Christ who redeemed us from its power?
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian church for them to beware. Beware of what? Beware of deception that is afoot. “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ,” (2 Corinthians 11:3); or the sincerity of devotion to Him.
Jesus is our lifeline for the here and now, and for time to come. If we are not completely tied to and devoted to Him, then what are we doing? Why are we claiming our attachment to His holy body if our devotion is not fully geared toward Him, being sincerely in love with the Savior?
Our lives are to be simply Jesus. Yes, we have other things to attend to in life and we cannot shirk those responsibilities. But, the center of our heart is for the Lord. In all that we do, we seek to do it in devotion, love, and honor to Him.
“Just give me Jesus,” the soul within cries. The complications of life and the whisperings of other “means” seek to disrupt and break our sincerest fellowship with our Savior. But, just give me Jesus.
May our devotion to Him, no matter what we are facing, be of the sincerest form. May our hearts ever be tied to the Christ who redeemed us. May our minds carry Jesus in it as we walk the paths of this life.
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