The Letters of Paul
The Church in Corinth was a handful for Paul. Here are a few of the issues he had to deal with. They are still surprisingly relevant.
Every Christian’s life has a spiritual trajectory. The same can be said of churches. The church in Thyatira had a serious problem which we certainly want to avoid, but the best compliment that Jesus pays them may well be that their last works are more than their first. That is the course we want our lives to follow.
Longfellow translated the words of a German poet (Friedrich von Logau) like this:
“Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience stands He waiting, with exactness grinds He all.”
The point is that God’s judgment, though it may not come quickly by our standards, is certain and very exact.