The Solo Cup Christian

The Solo Cup Christian

Thursday’s Column: Captain’s Blog

Solo cups are fantastic. They’re cheap, disposable (so no dishes), and they’re great for holding drinks. But recently I discovered something that theyre not so great at…holding hot liquid. I was faced with a decision the other day: use a plastic solo cup that holds more coffee or use a styrofoam cup that holds less coffee but is intended for hot beverages. I obviously went for the solo cup, and immediately regretted it. The cup was impossible to hold because it was plastic and felt like the surface of the sun. Plus the coffee had a slight plastic taste. The purpose of a solo cup is not to hold scalding hot drinks. Because I didn’t use it for its intended purpose I faced the consequences. 

As Christians we have a purpose given to us. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” ‭‭(Ephesians‬ ‭2:10).‬

Paul tells us that we are God’s creation, created for GOOD works. So what are we doing when we don’t do good works? We are going against our intended purpose! If we continue to live a life of sin after baptism, we are failing to fulfill our duty as sons and daughters of the King. We are His workmanship! He saved us for a purpose! We are called to live a life of good works, not a life of sin. 

Are we living in Christ and doing good works? If not, we are failing to be what God expects of us. Don’t be a solo cup Christian. Be what God wants you to be.

Carl Pollard

2 thoughts on “The Solo Cup Christian

  1. Great analogy! When I first saw your title, I thought you were promoting “Captain’s Blog Solo Cups.” Once I realized my mistake, I appreciated your telling of a lesson learned that I once learned also in the same painful way. Your application was right on target. Thanks from the Colonel!

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