Daily Devotions

2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 
Day 77

"Not to receive the grace of God in vain."

Text: 2 Corinthians 6:1


How merciful and glorious God is to grant grace for salvation and ministry. But it is possible that the grace of God may not be fully understood.

“We then, as workers together with Him also plead
with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.”
2 Corinthians 6:1

1. “We then, as workers together with Him”

a) Paul was very conscious that God was the Divine co-worker.
b) He was an ambassador for Christ, but the Lord was as personally involved.
c) This is a truly humbling thought
i) That God is working alongside us.

ii) That in all our endeavours we do not labour alone.

d) This is also an uplifting thought
i) That God will bear us up when there are difficult challenges in life and ministry.

ii) That God will empower us to serve Him fruitfully.

2. “Also plead with you”

a) Paul was conscious of his ministry of reconciliation.
b) Even as he pleaded with the Corinthians, God was working alongside.

3. “Not to receive the grace of God in vain”

a) The grace of God is given
i) For salvation.

ii) For service.

b) How may the grace of God be received in vain?
i) When there is no growth in faith.

ii) When there is no fruit in ministry.

iii) When there is no strength to serve mightily.

iv) When there is poor response to the Word of God.

v) When the gifts of God remain stagnated when they should be developed.

vi) When there is no repentance even when we know we should draw closer to God.

vii) When our life does not reflect any indication of the saving grace of God given.

We need to check if we have indeed received the grace of God in vain!