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1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB)

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.


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1 Corinthians 15:58 is a Bible verse from the New Testament that cheers us on, so that we always abound in the work of the Lord.

Many Christian adults have found themselves at times in a place of despondency in their day-to-day routine of work and activity, feeling unappreciated, unrecognized and undervalued.

Some days we sense an air of hopelessness and uselessness, and we unknowingly buy into this lie because it is a powerful force of darkness that overwhelms us.

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When the younger generation witnesses in us an attitude of “what’s the use,” they too, can fall victim to the fear of meaningless work. Many find themselves desperate not to fall into their parents’ ways, so they pursue anything and everything except the path their parents pursued.

But wait, STOP!

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Let us turn to the truth in the Word of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”

Note it says be steadfast. This is a warning that the winds of adversity will blow hard against us, trying to knock us out of our place of service, of work—no matter what kind of work it is.

If you’ve given your life to Christ, your work is also His, and He uses it. Look at the truth in 1 Corinthians 15:58 again.

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Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

Our toil is not in vain in the Lord. It doesn’t say, “your church work” or “your ministry work”. It says, “your toil.” Whatever your occupation or daily activities are, they are not in vain in the Lord.

We might not see the Lord using it; we might not always feel the Lord’s Presence on our job or at home, but the Word of God says our toil is not in vain.

Our adversary tries with all his might to convince us of the lie that our work doesn’t matter, that we don’t matter. THAT IS A LIE!

We matter. Our work matters. What we believe matters.

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Again, 1 Corinthians 15:58 instructs us to be steadfast and immovable. This is a place of faith in our minds, which is where the devil attacks with his subtle lies. If we are not firmly planted in the truth, we will be swayed and knocked down.

Each of us get tested. Our faith gets tested. Our faith matters.

·         What we believe can be a matter of life or death.

·         What we believe can be a matter of happiness or sorrow.

·         What we believe can be a matter of victory or defeat.

Praise the Lord, His mercies are new every morning, and we get a fresh start every day. We desperately need to seek His face and His Word every day for help being steadfast and immovable in Jesus Christ.

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The more firmly we are planted in the truth, the more difficult it is for our adversary to move us. When the storm comes, we are able to stand fast on the rock—our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you have doubts about how (and if) He is really using your work, pray for the ability to see Him in it. He answers prayer. Jesus Christ is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6)

Let's keep our mind in the Word of the Lord. It is our lifeline.

Study the Bible verse of 1 Corinthians 15:58 to combat the lies in your mind and feelings with the truth in Jesus Christ. Your work is not in vain!

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