πŸ‘‘ This Little Light of Mine… πŸ•―

“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God…We then, as workers together with Him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain” (2 Cor. 5:20, 6:1).

We have a privilegeΒ by graceΒ to be workers together with God, and we have a privilegeΒ by graceΒ to be Christ’s ambassadors. By the grace of God, each person reconciled to God is called to beg people to be reconciled to God. Our reconciliation with God puts each of us into the ministry of reconciliation (5:18).

However, not all in Corinth were doing this. They missed their ministry. “Vain” means empty, useless, fruitless, without effect or purpose. Receiving the grace of God “in vain” is the opposite of 2 Corinthians 5:15: “And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.”

When believers live for themselves only, rather than for the purposes to which God has called them, that’s receiving the grace of God in vain. Gratitude for God’s grace is to make usΒ want toΒ live for and work for the One Who gave everything for us, Who died for us, and saved us from eternity in the Lake of Fire.

We have a stewardship, a responsibility, a duty as ambassadors for Christ. To receive the grace of God in vain is not teaching that the salvation of the Corinthian believers was in jeopardy; it is teaching that the salvation of other people was in jeopardy.

In these verses, God begs the believer to live as a bright gospel light out of care for people around us and their eternal destinies. Receiving the grace of God in vain is to live a life without aim or meaning. But when the grace of God is received and touches your heart, it gives you purpose, a gospel mindset, and you see the vital importance to be a light and to live for what is important to God. source

Sign up for our daily email study!
Posted in πŸ‘‘ Studies
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12The Godstrong Women channel on YoutubeThe Revived Life channel on YoutubeRevived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

New Posts to Inbox?

  • Tranquil Summit
  • Tranquil Shoreline
  • Milky Way
  • Ocean Resort
  • Floral Pathway
  • Moraine Lake
  • Country Barn
  • Golden Beach
  • Water Village
  • Golden Mountain
  • Rapids
  • Tranquil Beach
  • Tranquil Waterfall
  • Wilderness Light

Bible Verse for 5/26/20

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. — John 3:17

Featured Video

Featured Video

Doctrine Studies

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Site Search

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Children's Hunger Fund

Medical Teams International

Mercy Multiplied

Revived Life ©   RSS Feed for Revived Life
Privacy Policy | Contact
Revived Wire Website hosting, WordPress dedicated hosting, Email hosting, Domain registration, and Cloud services by DreamHost
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Donate Securely