We’re God’s Chosen Instruments
Paul portrays the job of the congregation in two emotional words: the congregation is the column and the establishment of reality.
The extraordinary purpose behind the presence of the congregation is to bring truth back into a world immersed with mistake and dream, a world that follows will-o’- the-wisp thoughts that are marched and commended like they were the zenith of information and insight.
We live in a befuddled world, and it is getting more confounded constantly. Indeed, on the off chance that you are not confounded, it is on the grounds that you are not reasoning obviously! The congregation is called upon progressively to talk reality amidst that disarray, to bring up that the sovereign doesn’t have any garments on, and to talk things that everyone believes are sin and radicalism since they are so not quite the same as the disarray of the general public around us.
The congregation is the column and establishment of reality.
All of you understand what a column is. The antiquated sanctuaries had extraordinary columns, a few feet thick, supporting them.
That is the way to go: the congregation is the help of reality. The uniqueness of the congregation is that God has made it to be the allocator of the missing insider facts that make human existence work as God expected it.
These insider facts are never found in mainstream specialists and works. That is the reason each age commits similar errors, and each age rehashes a similar example.
The world seems as though it will head off to some place, yet it generally winds up grappling with similar horrible issues, many ages, world without end.
The congregation is called to reveal insight into that disarray, to show individuals who we people are and what our relationship with the living God is.
All over the place, on each side, you discover individuals hungry for this.
The call of the world is, Who am I? I need to get myself. It is to answer that piercing cry that the congregation has been sent into the world.
The congregation is to disclose to us what our identity is and what God has made us to do.
The congregation is the column and the establishment, the help, the guard, the rampart, and the support of truth. The congregation recuperates truth when it is lost.
That is the reason all ethical recuperation in a country consistently starts with the congregation, with the individuals of God. Any expectation that we in this nation will actually recuperate from this declining slide into debasement and misery lies within the sight of the congregation in our middle.
So the congregation is the column and establishment of reality.
The messenger Paul got that.
He realized that the congregation was sent into the world to have an effect.