But the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him.
— 1 Corinthians 6:17
We look at 1 Corinthians 6:17 today which speaks a simple truth, the person who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with him. I look at this verse and think about how nice that must be, for us to be one with the Lord, it seems peaceful and wonderful. When we are with the Lord as Romans would teach us and He is with us then who can be against us. Nothing can stop us if God is with us. There is nothing on this Earth which will ever compare to the greatness of out God. To be joined is defined as become linked or connected to. As a sailor I can thing about one common link. I can tell you those little links play such an important role. No ship is without it’s anchor a ship with it’s anchor is a ship which can perform it’s task when called upon no matter the situation. Anchorage is not always for convince, but often comes out of necessity. An anchor can be the difference between running aground or colliding with another vessel and getting home safely. Thousands of chain links work as a unit to keep the ship and the anchor connected. We are like that anchor, without our ship (God) we serve no purpose. If we do not seek him our chain does not bind us, but essentially ceases to exist. Without God we are useless to a point, yeah we look cool as a decoration on someones lawn or in front of a building, but were not doing what we were designed to do. Like an anchor serves it’s ship and seeks to be a part of the body, we are destined to serve the Lord. A ship must do maintenance on the anchor and the chain to ensure that they stay linked. We must do the same, we must maintain strong faith, but do good works. It’s simply not enough to say I am an anchor, but act as a helm. We are not in charge of our course, we must hold strong and serve our Lord to the purpose He has put us here for. Without that link we could be at risk of severing that link and sinking to the bottom.