1Cor. 15:58 ¶ Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
Paul was faithfully serving the Lord, day in and day out. He had just finished sharing with the Corinthian church about the resurrection. He was firm in his faith in Jesus Christ and in the resurrection of the dead. He knew that Christ had been resurrected and that we too, as God’s followers, would also be raised again from the dead. That is why he could be steadfast and immovable! The foundation of faith on which his life was built was firm. Nothing would shake him from his understanding of the life-giving gospel found in Christ!
Paul was moved with passion for those who were lost; for those who would not experience the resurrection. Yes, God’s prevenient grace is reaching out to the entire world but there will come a day of judgement. There will be a resurrection and Paul wanted to make sure…