Finding Bedrock in Stormy Seas

Willow tree or steady oak?

Sandy beach or mountainside?

Fertile soil or bedrock under our feet?

The willow can bend in the wind, but the tightly grained oak is our choice for the best furniture.

Sand is soft and pleasant, but it can be washed away by the sea.

Soil, necessary for life and growth, can shatter under the force of weather and earthquakes …

We need bedrock under our feet to be safe in the storm.

1 Corinthians 15:58 says:

“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.”

Let’s look at three words in this verse.

  1. Stedfast. We spell it steadfast today, but the meaning is the same. Persistent, constant, unwavering. Even when everything goes against us, we cannot let go of Christ’s mission for our lives.
  2. Unmoveable. The modern spelling is unmovable. The meaning is to be unaffected or unbothered by the troubles around us. Whatever is going on, we cling to the truths found in the Word.
  3. Abounding. We must flourish in Christ. Thrive in doing his will. Brim with confidence that we are serving him faithfully in what he requires from us.

Our efforts to further the ministry of the Cross are never easy. Our commitment is often challenged. Our reward will be great when we one day stand before the throne.

Our labor for Christ and the church forms the bedrock that keeps us safe in the storms of life.

Our safety is in Christ, and in him, we are secure in every storm.

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When the hurting seek the truth of Christ, we must minister to them in the moment of their pain.

From Under the Cover of Night,  Posted 15 May 2015