“May Our Love and Life for God Be Seen in Serving Others 願我們對神的愛和為祂而活，在服事别人上得以看見“（2 Corinthians哥林多後書5:13-15）
If we are ‘out of our mind,’ as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
Paul like Lord Jesus was accused of being out of his mind because he seemed content with a life of pain, trials and discomfort if it brought glory to God. He was acting that way for God and was sober for his fellow Christians’ sake. Paul had to do what he did in ministry because he received so much love from Lord Jesus that it compelled him to serve others. Lord Jesus died for us and gave us new life, not to live for ourselves but to live for Him. Our love for God, and our life for God, is expressed in the way we serve others. We can not use loving for God as an excuse to neglect serving others.
Prayer: Gracious and loving God, ‘who are we living for, ourselves, someone else or you?’ continues to be a challenging question for us until we meet Jesus Christ face to face. Forgive us if we have been ‘out of our mind’ for anyone or anything except you. Thank you for reminding us that since Lord Jesus has given us everything, loving to share something with others is the strongest foundation for our life and ministry. Amen.