This morning I was reading a chapter from 1 Corinthians – a letter in the New Testament that the apostle Paul wrote to a Greek church in the 1st Century AD. As I saw the chapter coming to an end I started to read faster and just skimmed the verses (a bad habit of mine). I caught myself when I got to verse 13, where Paul gives some short, simple instructions.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
I had some time, so I expanded on what each instruction might involve. Most of them I need reminding of myself.