the hope of the resurrection

1 Corinthians 15


But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which [was bestowed] upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

On one hand, I can admit that I'm in an undeserved place, having sinned before and been forgiven not by my own righteous works. But, on the other hand, we need to serve the Lord now, instead of taking his grace for granted and continuing in our sin.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Sometimes we try a lot to succeed and excel in work, or school, or getting the victory over temptation and sin, and doing what's right... But sometimes our abundant labors seem to be in vain, because there's just more to do, and the mark is so high, and we fail again. The way we can find the strength in our hearts to keep doing what we should is by laboring for the Lord, and hoping in Him.

As we've been sinful before, and been forgiven, perhaps, of much sin, let's labor abundantly now, doing it for Him.

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