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.
“…[It] is to stand against whatever winds or experiences buffet them, because of their confidence that God will bring to completion what God has begun in them through Christ. These claims are rich in content, dense in expression and significance, and profound in implication…When transposed to nautical imagery it would be ‘Stay the course.’ Paul makes the same argument with the Galatians, there in athletic terminology: You were running well; don’t be distracted, lose your way, or turn back (Gal 5:7, 4:9).” [NIB Commentary]
As we stand firmly upon the resurrection, may we not be moved or taken off course by the fears, anxieties and uncertainties that plague this world. Let’s worship with the song “Cornerstone” (click here) by Hillsong.
Lord, may we be strong and very courageous. May we be careful to live in obedience, and not turn from your ways either to the right or to the left. May our days be filled with clarity of mind and heart, as we meditate upon your word. May your blessing be upon us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.