READ: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I always thank my God for you because of the grace of God given to you in Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in him in every way, in all speech and all knowledge. In this way, the testimony about Christ was confirmed among you, so that you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will also strengthen you to the end, so that you will be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful; you were called by him into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
We sit at an interesting point in history. We have the incredible gift of having the entire story! We know creation, the fall, God’s works among His people, Jesus coming to Earth as a human, offering Himself as a sacrifice for our sins on the cross, defeating death and sin by raising back to life on the third day, ascending into heaven, giving us the Holy Spirit, and now we wait for His promised return!
While the Jews waited for the Messiah’s first coming, we get to wait for His return. And just as God sustained His people over and over again in the Old Testament, so He sustains us as we live out His truth in our lives every day.
Spend some time praying today. Ask the Lord to show you how He will sustain you. Ask Him to give you the strength and courage to follow Him in obedience.