1 Corinthians 15:58 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.
I preached last Sunday night about Bible preaching, and here we are 58 verses into one chapter about one topic: the resurrection.
I’m sad if I ever get the sense that I’m not conveying the true richness of the Bible well enough. God knows I’m doing my best.
There might also be a listener response that’s needed, as well. Here in our final verse, the job is yours. Be steadfast. Stay faithful. Abound in the work of the Lord… perhaps in those lowest moments of life when it seems like you’re spinning your wheels.
Right living looks like a lot of days of “boring” obedience. If you find yourself craving something new all the time, check if that is a true hunger for truth, or just a hunger for something different. God wrote 58 verses on one topic, and we have not even scratched the surface of its depths.
Choose to never let the sparkle of your faith die out. I mentioned last Sunday night that it’s us—the people of God in the house of God—who are responsible for listening well to God’s Word.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
The preacher’s job is to preach the Word. The hearer’s job is to take it and grow. It’s a beautiful two-way street, and I’m here for it all the way.
I love being a part of a church that loves God’s Word. Never lose that.