Morning Devotional, 1 July 2021

Morning Devotional, 1 July 2021

Monday: Enriched in Christ

Scripture: “I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge.” – 1 Corinthians 1:4-5

Reflection: As we begin a new week, take a moment to consider the profound grace that has been bestowed upon you in Christ Jesus. Paul reminds the Corinthians—and us—that this grace enriches us in every way, particularly in our ability to communicate (“in all speech”) and in our understanding (“in all knowledge”). These are not mere talents or skills, but spiritual gifts given for specific purposes in God’s kingdom.

Reflect on how these gifts have manifested in your life. How have you seen your ability to speak truth and wisdom impact others? How has your understanding of God’s word deepened your relationship with Him and with others? These gifts are meant to serve beyond personal enrichment; they are tools for building up the church and reaching out to the world with the gospel.

Consider also how you might further develop and utilize these gifts. Are there opportunities in your church or community where your speech and knowledge could address needs or encourage others? Are there areas of growth you want to pursue to become more effective in these gifts?

Prayer: Lord, thank You for the richness of Your grace. You have not only saved me but have equipped me with gifts that can make a difference in the lives of others. Help me to recognize the opportunities to use my speech and knowledge for Your glory. Guide me in developing these gifts further, that I might be an effective ambassador of Your love and truth. Let my words and insights bring encouragement, healing, and wisdom wherever there is need, and let them always draw others closer to You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Action Step: Identify one area this week where you can actively use your gift of speech or knowledge to contribute positively. It could be offering to lead a small group discussion, writing an encouraging note to someone facing challenges, or sharing a thoughtful post about your faith on social media. Commit to taking this step as a practical application of being enriched in Christ.