Steadfast, Unmoveable, Abounding

1 Corinthians 15:58 (NKJV) Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

You and I, as Christians, are to be, εδραιος hedraios, steadfast, settled and firm in our faith for the cause of Christ. Just as families are to be a settled, secure place for children to be raised, so, too, the church is to be a community of fixed stability.

We are to be, unmoveable, αμετακινητος ametakinetos. A people that are firmly persistent and those that cannot be moved from their place. Doctrinally sound and stable and unmoved by popular opinion or faddish immorality. Our foundation is the Bible, the Word of God that is settled for eternity.

The promise of God is that we will always, παντοτε pantote, that is, at all times and forever, abounding, περισσευω perisseuo, living in the overflow of exceedingly above anything we can ask or think. The picture of this word is that of a flower going from a bud to full bloom. This is being furnished richly and excellently.

This is the normal Christian life for those who are engaged in the work, εργον ergon, anything that one undertakes to do, enterprise, undertaking, or accomplishment by hand, art, industry, or mind, for or of the Lord.

Nothing done in obedience to the Word of God or the Voice of God is vain or without great significance. The blessings of the Lord flow freely to those who are engaged in His business without thought of whether their contemporary society agrees or not. We have been empowered for this day in which we live.

Matthew 28:19-20 (NKJV) 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

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