Paul had a method to his madness. He was doing his best to lay out the plan for God’s people to live by. He realized that as a family, selflessness was the key to peace and joy. More importantly he knew we represent God who became man–the great mystery of the world. We do not often realize the import of the God Man–Jesus. He created the universe and yet died a slaves death. The very people he loved and came to save acted as judge, jury and executioner.
In addition, he healed the sick, raised the dead, brought site to the blind. He cleaned the lepers, gave hope to the hopeless, freed the condemned and fed the hungry. he dispatched legions of devils and had a host of angels at his beckoned call. This Savior, Lord takes personal interest in each of us-his kids, and wants nothing more for us than to enjoy peace on earth and eternity with him in Heaven. So the challenge is simple–Live well and act selflessly.
God Bless You
Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, 15 if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. 16 Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great:
He appeared in the flesh,
was vindicated by the Spirit,[d]
was seen by angels,
was preached among the nations,
was believed on in the world,
was taken up in glory