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Thursday, April 19, 2018

1 Corinthians 16:15

I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
1 Corinthians 16:15

I have quoted this verse from the KJV rather than our usual NKJV because I loved the translation found here: the house of Stephanas had addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints. My NKJV says it this way: they devoted themselves to the ministry of the saints. I love the word "addicted" because I think it often holds for us a negative picture of being captured by something or held by something in such a way that we are bound. Here it is used positively: this household of saints devoted themselves to serving those in the body. What are you addicted to, something you need, want, aspire to, or lean on? If like Stephanas' house, you hunger to serve, God has things in store for your life. Ask Him to addict you to His people and their needs.

Longing to be addicted to His will,

Pastor Jack Abeelen



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