Stand firm. Let nothing move you.
Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord,
because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Standing is not idle. It’s a poised position of readiness for action. But even while awaiting that call to action—a summon to war, a demand for defense—we are expected to be working, not standing still. And God’s not talking about puttering around but being fully invested, meeting needs, sharing truth, spreading hope.
The upside of giving our time, resources, and strength is that it’s not empty effort. We may feel it’s futile when we don’t see the fruit we hoped for, but Paul’s writing assures us that our labor is not in vain. God will have His way and accomplish purposes we cannot see. Our part is to faithfully give ourselves to His work. Embrace these closing words in 1 Corinthians:
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Do everything in love. (v 13-14)
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Thank you, Barbara.