A WORD IN PASSING July 2018
'Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourself fully
to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain.'
1 Corinthians 15:58
.. or, as another translation has it,
'your labour is not futile, never wasted or to no purpose.'
Because the Lord Jesus has died and is risen, and because He is our Victorious Lord, we shall one day
live with Him in the glory of the promised new creation, (Revelation 21). Now, we walk and work 'by
faith', Rom 4:12. But our walk of faith and the work we do 'in the Lord' has eternal consequences. It is a
walk and a work known, remembered and rewarded by Him.
So, however things may feel; however things may look through our currently limited perspective, the
truth is that when we are engaged in 'the work of the Lord' we can be confident that time and effort
invested for His name's sake - however great or small, however meaningful or seemingly insignificant -
is never wasted. Be assured that your efforts for Him, whether as individual or Church, will produce
fruit for eternity.
All works are good, and each is best
As most it pleases Thee;
Each worker pleases when the rest
He serves in charity;
And neither man nor work unblest
Wilt Thou permit to be.