Steadfast: 1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NRSV)

Paul is addressing the Corinthian church, expressing his love, and asking them to be steadfast, immovable, and always excelling in the work of the Lord. Paul asks them to be steadfast, meaning faithful to the Lord, and firmly committed to His ways. He is entreating them to be immovable, firm, stable, strong in their beliefs, and uncompromised by their culture. The goal for their church and all churches; is to excel in the work of the Lord, doing His will, upholding Christian virtues, and spreading the gospel and love. Labor for the Lord is not in vain; it is to His glory and is rewarded in heaven.

Would you describe your faith as steadfast, immovable, and your behavior as excelling in the work of the Lord? How can you improve?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, help us be steadfast and immovable in our faith. Teach us to excel in doing Your work and sharing Your Word. Open our hearts to Your way, sharing Your love. As the crabapple blossoms enhance the tree, let our actions enhance Your kingdom. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

5 thoughts on “Steadfast: 1 Corinthians 15:58

  1. What a beautiful verse. It is a call to be better in our walk with God. It does not mean we are to get disappointed when we falter but we are to remember how God wants us to grow in all of these area. My hearts desire is to be more steadfast in my faith, in seeking God and in serving Him.
    Thank you Jeanne πŸ€—πŸ’™

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    1. Hi Manu, I agree it is a call to be better in our walk with God. To keep our focus on Him and be more steadfast in our faith. It is always good to hear from you! Blessings! πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΊ

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