1 Corinthians 15:58
“Therefore, my dear brothers, 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 resurrection tells us to be steadfast and immovable. These words tell us to have stability in faith. The resurrection should cause us to remain loyal to Jesus regardless of our circumstances. Corinth was a difficult place to live in, full of pagan worship, temptations, and trials that confronted Christians.
The resurrection tells us to be diligent, “always abounding in the work of the Lord.” What is the work of the Lord? It is doing good to others in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus went about doing good . We are to “abound” in His work.
The resurrection tells us to have confidence. “You know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” We need such a reminder that our work is not wasted when we work for Him. It provides hope and steadfastness, and enables us to go on in the face of difficult circumstances.