Let Nothing Move You
September 19, 2022
1 Corinthians 15:58 - 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.
Our verse today is a message from Paul reminding the people in Corinth to stand firm and not be moved. He’s not talking about physically standing firm, but standing firm in the Lord. It’s a way to remind us that we need to always give ourselves fully to the Lord because we know that our labor is not in vain and we belong to the Lord.
When we became Christians, we were blessed. But just because we are blessed, doesn’t mean we won’t still have trials in our life. Sometimes it’s hard for us to accept the fact that we will still suffer, we will still have hardships. But we have God right there beside us to help us through it, every single time.
Paul then tells us to always give yourself fully to the work of the Lord. Not sometimes, not occasionally, but always. Even when it’s not convenient. The work of the Lord can be many, many different things. It doesn’t mean you have to go be a missionary. It can be as simple as talking to our kids about Jesus, serve on a board at church, make a meal for someone you know that is sick, or send out a few cards each month to those that you know are lonely.
God watches what we are doing. He sees us when no one else does, so the good that we do, brings joy to His heart. God’s kingdom is built on service and acts of kindness. There are many times that we don’t see the fruit of our acts, but God does but Paul reminds us that the work of the Lord is not in vain.
God will reward us when we get to heaven in ways that we cannot even imagine. So I encourage each of you to do your very best, every minute of the day, and remember to stand firm in Christ always.