The UNCF has a saying, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” The thought behind this is simple, yet profound. Each person has been given the capacity to think, reason, and grow, therefore it would be a shame to not take advantage of the opportunity to exercise a mind in these areas. That saying is a part of a 37 year old promotional campaign to encourage minorities to pursue post-high school education.
I was thinking about this saying today as I pondered 2 Corinthians 2-5. These four chapters (I believe) say something similar about the Christian life. It is almost as if God is saying (through the Apostle Paul), “Salvation is a terrible thing to waste.” Each Christian has ben given the capacity to walk with God, grow, and spread the knowledge of God to the ends of the earth, therefore it would be a shame to not take advantage of the opportunity to exercise our lives towards these purposes.
Beginning Sunday, we will start a six week series based on these four chapters of Scripture. This series is titled, “Don’t Forget to Fish” and will give us a deeper perspective on what a “Life not wasted” looks like as we invest in God’s work in and through our lives. This week, we will be launching the series by focusing on 2 Corinthians 2:12-3:6. Take some time this weekend to read and reflect on these verses, then join us Sunday for worship (at 9:00 or 10:40 at Wildwood) as we worship God and meditate further on these verses and their significance for our lives. See you Sunday!