The Lure of the World.

Series: Achilles | Week 4: Don't Get Taken Out

Day Four 1 Corinthians 1:26-31

26 ”Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. 27 Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. 28 God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. 29 As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God. 30 God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. 31 Therefore, as the Scriptures say, ‘If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.’” – 1 Corinthians 1:26-31 (NLT)

1. What are all the things God chose to do according to these verses?
2. What are some things today that the world considers wise, powerful, and important?
3. Where is the one place that true wisdom is found?

Does worldly success ever grab hold of your heart, luring you away from the promise that we have everything we need in Jesus alone? Spend a few minutes with God right now reflecting on the ways you may be tempted to worship celebrity, self, or earthly pleasure. The lure of the world has existed since the beginning of time. Ask God to open your eyes to any ways it may be trapping you as well.

For Further Reading: Worldly Success

For Families with Kids at Home
As parents, we can often judge our worth based on how well things are going with our kids. We pat ourselves on the back when things are going well and our kids are doing great, or tell ourselves we’re terrible parents when our kids are having a hard time or throwing a tantrum. Ask God to help you shift your focus away from receiving your worth from your parenting, and ask Him to help you recognize your constant worth as His son or daughter, regardless of what you do.

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