“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain: but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10).

The three-fold use of the word “grace” is telling. Not only is it the dominant theme of the New Testament, it is the prevailing argument for Paul’s life and ours as followers of Christ. What you are now, and what you are becoming all the more, day by day, has been accomplished by Christ Jesus. As the beneficiaries of his grace, might we labor for him with a greater diligence than the law would ever require.

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