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Be Steadfast

It has been said that when the word “therefore” appears in the Bible one should always consider what it is there for. Here, this word looks back to all the truths just presented and in view of them calls for faithful service for Christ.

Because Christ is risen, be “steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”

Because Christ is coming to raise the Christian dead and catch away His bride, be “steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”

To be steadfast is “to be firm in your own convictions.” To be unmovable is “to be firm against the influences of others.” The Pulpit Commentary says: “There are some works of the Lord in which we cannot engage. We cannot help to control the ocean, guide the stars, or even create a blade of grass, but here we are ‘labourers together with Him.’”

What a privilege!

Let us stand firm against evil and abound in service for Christ.

He lives.

And He is coming again.

Our work for Jesus will not be in vain. When He comes He will reward all who have been “steadfast, unmovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be” (Revelation 22:12).

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