Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

– 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

The Corinthian church was being tossed about by its disgraceful conduct (affairs, church splits, and drunkenness just to name a few). The apostle Paul would have many excuses to throw his hands up in despair over the problems they were having. Instead, Paul writes an encouraging word to them: all of their efforts to deal with their problems were not in vain. In many ways, we see that Paul saw this group of believers on a journey, and he gives all of us hope as we deal with the dysfunction in and around us. The gospel allows us to give ourselves fully to the work of the Lord while we are working through our problems. That is good news indeed.

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