“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”
1 Corinthians 15:58
Thank God that because of Jesus, we don’t have to ‘work hard’ to get or gain our salvation. It is a free gift, freely available for those who believe and receive it. It is a belief and acceptance that Jesus died, paid for your sins and rose again to make you whole again. Yet believing, accepting and receiving your salvation is just the beginning of your ‘born again’ life. There is so much more to discover about who God made you to be, about who God is and His plans for your life and for the world you live in.
Paul, in today’s key verse was priming the Corinthian church for life after his departure and giving them spiritual guidelines to live a full life in Christ. His last words in chapter 15, are words of encouragement, not just to the Corinthian church but also to us, to give God your all in all you do. Why do we this? Is it to make God love us more? No way!! There is nothing we can do that changes God’s unconditional love towards us. Working enthusiastically for the Lord means that you work to implement God’s will, firstly in your own life, but then in the spheres of influence God has put you in. It means sowing the seeds of the gospel enthusiastically, living Godly lives enthusiastically to bring glory to Him, encouraging enthusiastically, loving enthusiastically, and being Jesus enthusiastically! As Paul says, know this, nothing you ever do ‘for the Lord is’ useless!! When we serve Him enthusiastically, He gets the glory and in turn we are blessed; both in this life and in eternity…!