Today’s Scripture: Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Whenever you see the word “therefore,” always find out what it is there for. Why does this verse start with the word “therefore”? In other words, what does the context show as the reason we need to be “stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord”?

The previous seven verses all talk about the Rapture.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:51-57

Someday soon, the Rapture will happen. Knowing this, what should our response be? We need to stick to the work of the Lord. Don’t let anything prevent you from doing what God wants you to do.

The Rapture will be a glorious day. However, it would be a shame if you missed an opportunity to witness, thinking you would have plenty of time to talk with this individual, and the Rapture happened. Had you been steadfast and unmovable, you would have witnessed to that person, and he/she could have been with you in the clouds.

The Rapture will happen, therefore, always abound in God’s work.

Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.