Davids and Daniels

Not many Christians are wise, or influential, or popular by worldly standards. God can and does save people in those categories, but He calls us all to humility before the cross whatever our station. Most of us will never walk the corridors of power or have a theological insight go viral or impress a high number. Again, while God does call some Daniels and Davids, most of us will be like that guy who worshipped and obeyed the Lord that the Bible never mentioned.

Yet our salvation is no less from God. The gifts we get in Christ are still wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30). He purchased us with His body and blood. And that’s what He wants from us, too.

You are not your own. You were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:19b-20)

He owns us twice, once as Maker and again as Redeemer. He gave us life twice, and the life we have in Christ changes the life we live in the world.

You were bought with a price. If He gave you lots of talents and influence, glorify Him with those things. But He gave everyone a body and blood. Those also belong to Him, not just your discernment or energy or finances or social media platform.

The context in 1 Corinthians 6 regards purity and sexual immorality. How do you use your body toward others? And this is a question all of us should dwell on as we remember the purchase price to make us a temple of the Holy Spirit.