Grace Fed Life
Context makes decision-making easier.
Definition of context:
- The parts of a discourse that surround a word or passage and can throw light on its meaning.
- The interrelated conditions in which something exists or occurs: environment, setting the historical context of the war.
What should be our context (perspective)?
- God loves me! (Gospel message)
- God has a plan and wants me to be part of it.
- Seek God for marching orders.
- Look for God throughout each day.
Paul shows us what our context should be.
- Proclaim your priorities. (Every day we should proclaim God loves me and has a plan for my life.) Verse 24 tells us the first thing Paul did when he came to the city was go to the synagogue.
- Get into the Word. (Paul gave a history lesson regarding God’s powerful work for Israel throughout the years.) Romans 10:17: So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
- Negate the negative. (We are in constant danger of having our irritations, negative encounters, issues, and problems become our context.) Albert Einstein: Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.