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.
Stand Firm in Your Faith
God calls you to be firm and unchanging in your faith. Every day, you face spiritual attacks. From the world that would say you are foolish to believe, to the forces of darkness that try and discourage you, your faith is always being tested. False teachers water down the Gospel, while others try and profit from it, but God calls you to be firm and unchanging in your trust and faith in Him.
Just like today, the New Testament church had to guard itself against those who tried to dilute or question parts of the Gospel.
Just before this promise, the Apostle Paul wrote a lengthy discussion to clarify the reality of the resurrection of Jesus.
Steadfast and Immoveable
Paul ends this chapter encouraging us to be steadfast and immovable in our faith.
To be steadfast is to be firm in your faith. It means to hold onto or be completed convinced by God’s Word. It’s the picture of the tree described in Psalm 1 that has deep roots into the Word of God.
Even when the storms come, you hold fast to the truth you have learned in the Word of God. The more you know God’s word, the more stable and secure you will be.
Immovable is a defensive term. No matter what Satan throws at you, you will not be moved from your faith in Christ. You will not be taken in by some charlatan teacher who dilutes the Gospel. You know what you believe, and will not be moved.
Again it’s the picture of that tree firmly planted in the Word of God. No matter how hard the wind blows, it will not topple or move. Satan and the world will come against you again and again, but Christ in you makes you immovable in your conviction. Your steadfast faith produces immovable security.
God Empowers You
Remember, God always empowers you to accomplish what He commands. Through the power of Christ in you, you can be steadfast and immovable in our faith and walk with Christ. You will identify false teaching because you know the truth of God’s Word.
The result of you being steadfast and immovable is that you will overflow with good works for the Lord.
Look at this promise again.
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. – 1 Corinthians 15:58
Make these confessions.
My faith is strengthened as I learn more about God’s Word.
In Jesus’ name, no matter what comes against me, I will not be moved.
What God has commanded, He always empowers me to accomplish.
As I remain steadfast and immovable, my work for the Lord will overflow.
In Jesus name,
On Sunday night, October 11, I am celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the National Prayer Room.
I’d love to have us all together for the celebration, but in today’s world, it’s just not possible. Since we can’t all get together, we are celebrating virtually.
You will see how the ministry began, what God is doing, and I’ll be announcing a new vision for the ministry.
Please RSVP and let me know if you can or can’t make it.