The apostle Paul recognized that everything he did that mattered was done by God’s empowerment; he said in 1 Corinthians 15:10, “by the grace of God I am what I am.” It knew it was God’s ability working in him but Paul also understood that he had to work in that ability. He went on to say, “His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all.” The only way things get done on earth is as we cooperate with what God is doing and work what He is working. The things we do, or don’t do have very real eternal repercussions. With this in mind, he said in 1 Corinthians 15:58, “…be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
Read through the Bible with us in 2012! The reading plan can be downloaded below; we are reading in chronological order. Check back often to read the blog posts on the Bible readings and discuss things in the "comments" section.
2012 Bible Plan