1 Corinthians 15:57–58: But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
Paul’s doctrinal declarations led to practical directives and this chapter’s conclusion was no exception. The Corinthians were urged to stand firm in the apostles’ teaching (v. 2), unmoved by the denials of false teachers. This certainty, especially concerning the Resurrection, provided an impetus to faithful service (cf. 1 Cor. 3:8) since labor in the resurrected Lord is not futile (kenos, “empty”; cf. 1 Cor. 15:10, 14). 1
- Read Galatians 6:9. When the work of the Lord is difficult, what does this verse tell us to focus on?
Thought to Share
To be steadfast is to become immovable for Him. – TWEET IT
Lord, thank you for Your victory over death, and for Your grace to be remain steadfast in the work You have called us to do.
1. Walvoord, John F., & Zuck, R. B., Dallas Theological Seminary. (1985). The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures. Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.