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1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
My Beloved Oak Grove Family,
In Paul’s letter to the Church at Corinth, he encourages, admonishes, and instructs the people regarding various things. In the 15th chapter, Paul speaks more specifically about the resurrection of Jesus and links it to the resurrection that we as believers have—as an eternal benefit of our relationship with the Lord. He emphasizes that we have the victory in Christ Jesus, even over death. As the chapter draws to a close, Paul seals his soliloquy this way, Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain.
Paul saying because we have the ultimate victory in Christ Jesus, it behooves us to be steadfast, immovable, firmly planted, deeply rooted, committed, consistent, unwavering, unyielding, dependable, determined, and anchored. Paul instructs the Corinthians to always abound and excel in the work of the Lord, knowing that their labor would not be in vain.
Beloved, like the Church at Corinth, God is calling us to be steadfast. This is The Season of Standing Steadfast. This is the season that each and every one of us needs to make up our minds that we will be firmly planted, deeply rooted, committed, consistent, unwavering, and unyielding in everything that God has called us to do. For too long, we have allowed the enemy to derail God’s plan for us. For too long, we have started a process and failed to see it through. For too long, we have contently occupied the background—even though God has called us to lead. For too long, we have allowed ourselves to be mistreated, overlooked, pushed aside, and even disrespected. However, in this season, we must stand steadfast in all that God leads us to do.
Most of all, it is my prayer that you will find the wherewithal to stand steadfast.
Pastor Cindy Rudolph