Scripture of the Week
1 Corinthians 15-57-58 KJV
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth
us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
victory is overcoming and triumphing over the sting of death and the Curse of
the Law. The Law worked a curse in that no one could be saved under it.
58 Therefore, my beloved
brethren, be ye steadfast,
unmoveable, always abounding in the
work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the
Church History of Corinth says it was a city noted for
everything depraved, dissolute, and filled with debauchery.
Steadfast-having a firm loyalty or constant and unswerving dedication
to something or someone. It is fixed or unchanging and solidly established so
steadfastness is immovable, irrefutable, unchangeable, unalterable, and is
completely and utterly dependable.
moved off our faith because of adverse circumstances we may find ourselves in.
The "work of the Lord" can be interpreted in two ways.
According to another source, "the work of the Lord" refers to
what believers do to advance the gospel among unbelievers and to establish
believers in the gospel.
plentiful, exceed the ordinary, more than enough, over the top, running over, successful,
Our labor, whatever it
might be, is not meaningless or worthless because God gives it meaning and
worth1. At the Judgment Seat of Christ, no believer's labor will be in vain, for
all of our labor for Him will be richly rewarded. 2 Corinthians 5:10.
"When you pass
through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not
overflow you When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will
the flame burn you.”
Isaiah 43:2(NASB) dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/isaiah-43-2
The Lord has promised never to leave us nor forsake us, no
matter what life may throw at us. We are redeemed by the precious blood of the
Lord Jesus Christ. We have been bought with a price, we belong to the Father,
and His favor is upon all His children. He has promised to cover us with His
gentle calm and protect us by His perfect peace, when our hearts rest in Him.
We have an assurance that the promises of God's protection
and His help are available for all who trust in His name. The children of
Israel walked through the Red Sea on dry land and yet the same waters submerged
the enemies of the Lord. The flames that were heated seven times hotter did not
singe a single thread on the garments of Daniel's three companions - and yet
they consumed those that would throw them into the flames.
The children of Israel faced a physical enemy, and God
protected them. We face a spiritual enemy, but His protection and help is
equally sure and steadfast for all who are called by His name. Let us trust God
at His Word. Let us believe what God has said and rest in the knowledge that it
is the God of the universe Who says to each one of us: "When you pass
through deep waters, I will be with you. When rivers of difficulty swirl around,
you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not
be burned up and the fiery flames will not consume you."
The truth of God's Word has been tried and tested by a
myriad of saints down through the centuries, who not only trusted Him for their
salvation but continued to trust Him through all the circumstances of life, for
He has promised that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Let us trust in the
God of our salvation in all things too.
Loving Lord, as I face the storms and flames of
life that appear to be so overwhelming, may I remember Your Word of truth. Help
me to recall Who You are and what You have promised to all Your children.
Help me to secure my hope in You. Thank You that You have promised to
be with me in all the scenes and circumstances of life, for You are the
all-powerful, all-knowing, all-gracious God Who loves me with an everlasting
love. Praise Your holy name. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.