1 Corinthians 15:58 Keep Working

“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

Death was just shown to have no power or sting. In Jesus, a person can know that even if he physically dies, he will be raised to life again. This is because of the victory each believer has in Jesus. With this in mind Paul now says to not let anything move you and to continue to do the work for the Lord.

Being moved is getting discouraged, changing your course, or doing something different. It is not following the path you started on.

When you are driving down the road, you are headed to a specific location on a specific path. Suddenly there is major road construction ahead and you are turned off the road for a detour. You are moved off your path. While when driving you must take that path, in life, the world will try to get you to take the detour. You must not allow that to happen. Keep going on the path God has for you.

This is where you must continue to work hard at the task God has given you. Despite all the road blocks and challenges, the work will be worth it in the end. All of your hard work for Jesus will not be in vain. The end result will be life eternally in heaven with God.

Your old self must die so that it can be resurrected into a new life. This can be found in the work of Jesus and the work you do for Him. Working for the Lord will always be against what the world wants.

Do not allow yourself to get tired or discouraged and give up. Remember that Jesus did die for you and did rise from the dead for you. Some day you will walk on streets of gold with no more sorrow, sickness, or pain. The struggles and pain you are going through today will all be gone forever. Keep on working for the Lord.

I pray today that you will know the work God has for you to do; that God will give you the strength to do the work; that you will know the hope you have in Christ Jesus; and that you will not allow anything to move you.

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