1 Corinthians 4:20, 6:19-20
4:20 – “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power”
6:19-20 – “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 
The gospel is more than merely nice and pleasant words. It is the power of God at work in our lives When we say all the “right things” but our lives do not honor God, we put ourselves in opposition against God. We bring honor to God, by walking in the power of the gospel–toward God, and away from sinful desires. 
The power of the gospel gives me the ability and the choice to bring honor to God with my actions-not merely my words. I have the “freedom” to choose however I please…but I do not have the “right” to choose my way instead of God’s. He made me, He bought me, He saved me, He owns me…and He loves me.
This week, I choose to walk in the power of the gospel, and bring honor to my savior with the decisions that I make each day. 
God, thank you that your Good News is not mere words–it is your power at work in my life, empowering me to live in a way that is pleasing to You. I choose to live my life with your help, in such a way as to bring You honor. 

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