• William T. Howe Ph.D.

December 3, 2021

Daily Reading: I Corinthians 15-16

I 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 Corinthians 15 is the great Resurrection chapter of the Bible. Interestingly enough, the concluding verse of this chapter gives every believer in Jesus Christ a challenge, a command, a charge, and a commission. In light of the resurrection God’s people are to be steadfast, unmoveable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord. Why? Because our labor for the Lord is not in vain.

Those in Malachi’s day said, and believed that …It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of host? (Malachi 3:14) They were wrong, as Malachi proved. Today those who say and believe the same are wrong also. There is profit in keeping God’s Word, there is benefit in keeping His ordinances, there is a purpose in walking soberly, humbly, and appropriately before the Lord, both in today’s life, and in the resurrection.

On one hand this teaching of the doctrine of the resurrection cannot be overstated, on the other hand likewise it doesn’t need to be belabored. Simply put, we will live again. Some will live again unto glory, some will live again unto the worst possible place imaginable, the eternal lake of fire (Revelation 19:20, 20:10, 20:14, 20:15). This is why “Eternity is too long to be wrong.”

The resurrection is real. It’s reality should affect our every action.

Until tomorrow, live for Christ today.

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