Today’s reading is 1 Corinthians 15.
We are in the Lord. The Lord is saving us. The Lord is giving us victory. Do you know what that means? That means our labor is useful. That means our work matters. For some reason, some people have the idea that being saved by grace means what we do doesn’t matter. Not true. Being saved by grace is the only thing that makes our work matter. Because the Lord is working, my work matters. If He weren’t working, my work wouldn’t matter at all. If I am not working, then the Lord’s work is vain. But as Paul says, God’s grace was not vain toward him because he worked. And as he also said, because the Lord is giving us victory, our work in Him is not in vain. Today, let’s get to work in the Lord. That will not be in vain.
Tomorrow’s reading is 1 Corinthians 16.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, please remember what Paul says in today’s reading. Christianity is based on the resurrection. It is not based on how good the morality is. It is not based on wishful thinking. It is not based on philosophy. It is based on whether or not Jesus was raised from the dead. This is why Christianity cannot be mixed with any other religion. If Jesus was not raised from the dead, then Christianity is useless and not worth mixing with any other religion. If, however, Jesus was raised from the dead, then no other religion is worth mixing with Christianity. Hang on to Jesus. He is the only way to God, heaven, and salvation.