Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 1:3-8
The apostle Paul constantly rejoiced in the grace of God, sharing his joy with the churches. Exaggeration of the scope of the grace of God is not possible. One of our greatest privileges as believers is to glory in the knowledge of what grace has wrought in our lives. Paul frequently reminds us, in his letters, of the work of grace and of its source. In our textual passage, we find a most complete and blessed salutation, directed to the Corinthian church:
"Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; That in everything ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ."
What wonderful assurances are herein embraced! Paul first affirms that grace and peace are proffered by God and Christ. Then he offers thanks to God for the saints in acknowledgment of His grace and expresses his desire that their spiritual capacities be fully governed by their confirmation in Him. He desires for the believers the richest of blessings as they anticipate the glorious appearing; and finally, the best news of all-"Our Lord Jesus Christ ... shall confirm you unto the end." Grace is given by Christ. It brings us the confirmation of our destination, strength to endure as we await our departure and the assurance that we will be presented perfect before Him at that day. Amazing grace!
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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