In our verses from
1 Corinthians 15:1-4 quoted below, we read that Paul is reminding us of what we have been taught. He wants us to know that he had received what he taught, and through that teaching, “wherein ye stand,” is the same teaching as through the Holy Spirit, “ye are saved.”
The part I want to discuss is “wherein ye stand,” and have us look at our own individual “walk and our talk.”
God intends that we as Christians are to be a peculiar people. Why are we to be “peculiar?” Because, we as Christians are chosen by Him as “a royal priesthood.” We are to “shew forth” “praises of him” in all that we do.
The last time you were at the Mall or Waaaaaal-Mart, or any other public facility, did you “shew [show] forth” “His praises?” Did your walk [appearance] show others that Christ lives within you? What about the “chewing out” you gave the clerk that overcharged you? Is your talk “praises of him?”
If you find you are not as you ought to be, are you living in vain? What are your goals for your life? If after searching your heart, do you find you are less “peculiar” and more secular [worldly] in your living? If so, then it is time to give your salvation a check up, move your living, and your “walk and talk” back to God.
As a Christian, [a person, who has accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour through His Gospel,] you must go to Him and repent of your lifestyle. You must work to adjust yourself, through the transforming of your mind, by deciding, [making a decision] that you want to be within that “perfect, will of God.” Then, and only then can you ever hope to be the “peculiar” person God wants you to be.
So Christian, “wherein ye stand” before God? Are you His servant or the servant of the world? It is your decision. So what are you going to do?
Bro John R. E Chastain