Good morning all,
The word of the day is “avidity.” Paul is reminding the church of the word he proclaimed to them sometime before. Holding fast to the message that the apostles brought was important for each man and woman who heard the gospel. Tons of stuff would potentially get in the way of helping others follow Christ. Paul did not want this to happen.
Now I would remind you, brothers and sisters, of the good news that I proclaimed to you, which you in turn received, in which also you stand, 2 through which also you are being saved, if you hold firmly to the message that I proclaimed to you—unless you have come to believe in vain.
~1 Cor 15:1-2
My question for you is: how do you hold firm to the message of Christ? Paul believed that once a person received the word of Christ they must continue to take specific action to keep that word hidden in their heart. My prayer is that you do whatever it takes so that you never lose your avidity, or dedication, to the decision you made to follow Christ.
Praying for you,