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1 Corinthians 4:20-21 For the kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power. What would you prefer? Am I to come to you with a stick, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
Maybe, just maybe, by verse 21 in our reading today, Paul remembers that it isn’t possible to change others, only ourselves—and the way God brings transformation is through the life, love, and ministry of Jesus, showing us how to love in the power of the Holy Spirit. Gentleness and love in action are the means by which God in Christ shows us the new way.
MOVING FORWARD: Is your default tool a stick or a spirit of gentleness? Is it time to consider a new way to communicate?