Daily Devotion (April 10, 2023)
1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV) — 58 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.
As followers of Christ, we are exhorted to be steadfast and unmovable in the
work of God. We have the hope of knowing we will be resurrected and, as
Paul writes in this chapter given an incorruptible and immortal body. The
hope of our eternal future should motivate us to be involved in sharing
The followers of Christ have the hope no one else has, the hope of
resurrection and being given an incorruptible and immortal body. This world
is not our home. This body we live in is temporary. Eternity is forever.
Followers of Christ are to be toiling and even laboring in the working of the
Lord. The word Paul uses, “labor” means toiling and working to the point of
exhaustion and fatigue. It also means it never ceases or stops. The work of
the Christian never slackens up, never quits, and never retires.
The worship of God is not just found in the sanctuary, the worship center of
a church. We enjoy the time we spend in the worship of God. The fellowship
of believers singing praise to God and sharing in His Word. Our worship of
God is also seen in how we conduct and carry ourselves in the world.
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due
season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
John 15:9 “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.”
Hebrews 12:1 “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily
ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
We never know when Christ will return. We never know the end of life. In
the twinkle of an eye, we could be living on the other side of eternity. Jesus
said in Revelation 3:11 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you
have, that no one may take your crown.”
We are to emulate, and follow the example of Jesus, He said at the age of
twelve, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My
Father’s business?” – Luke 2:49