07 March 2019 – 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 (NIV)

Scripture

As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. For he says,

“In the time of my favor I heard you,
    and in the day of salvation I helped you.”

I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

Reflection

In this passage, Paul urges the church in Corinth (and by extension, all of us who are Christ followers) to not receive God’s grace in vain. What does it mean to receive God’s grace in vain?

One way is to hoard your blessings. As we receive grace, we are called to give grace. As we are forgiven, we are called to forgive. As we learn God’s truths, we are called to share those truths with those around us. Hoarding God’s gifts not only limits blessings for those around us, but we are also held back from experiencing more of God’s goodness, because we are blessed when we are a blessing.

It is through faith that we can into God’s presence with the expectation that He will bless us. The time of God’s favor is NOW. The day of salvation is NOW. God loves you and desires for you to know more of Him and His rich blessings (Charlie).

Thoughts for the day

  • Are you hoarding God’s gifts?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
  • Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.

Prayer

PRAY FOR THOSE IN POWER Leaders across our world are humans, just like us, who need prayer: “… for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way” – 1 Timothy 2:2-3

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Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF). He holds a B.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a B.Th. (Hons) degree in Biblical Studies and a M.Th. degree in Theology. He and his Texan wife, twin boys and daughter live in Shanghai, China.