Day Three: Easter – Stand Firm

1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

“The exhortation to ‘stand firm’ occurs several times throughout Paul’s writings, and it generally has to do with having steadfast faith that is founded upon biblical truth. (This is the same word used in Ephesians 6:14, where we are to ‘stand firm’ with the belt of truth.) Today, we stand firm upon the truth of the resurrection, that Jesus is alive! It is from this foundation that we have our purpose, motivation, and reason to labor in the Lord. To stand firm however does not mean that we remain static in the same position. Rather, we daily become and transform, as we ‘…prove ourselves to be’ the ones who live by the resurrection reality.” [A. Thiselton]

The resurrection power and reality is the reason why we live and do the things that we do! Today do you feel shaken? What foundation are you standing upon? Stand firm upon Christ’s resurrection foundation alone!

Lord Jesus, today we declare that the truth of the resurrection power and reality is the firm foundation upon which we stand. We pray for the agape churches, that each member, friend, and guest would also stand firm, not remaining static, but growing in faith, love, and hope. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

– GK