In Conclusion (1 Corinthians 16:13-24) | Imperfect Series
Paul’s final exhortation to the Corinthians in vs. 13 and 14 act as a summary and bookended to all that Paul has had to say to the Corinthians: “Be Watchful, Stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong, let all that you do be done in love.” Paul reminds them again of the importance of discernment, he encourages them to hold fast to the faith, to be brave and strong, but undergirding all of this most be a Spirit of love and unity.
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:9)
Keep your eyes open for anything trying to take your attention and affection away from God. (vs. 13)
Stand firm in the faith. (vs. 13)
It will take courage and strength if you are going to stand firm. (vs. 13)
“A culture that allows the concept of ‘safety’ to creep so far that it equates emotional discomfort with physical danger is a culture that encourages people to systematically protect one another from the very experiences embedded in daily life that they need in order to become strong and healthy.” Greg Lukianoff – “The Coddling of the American Mind”
Every moment and attitude in life is to be done in love. (vs. 14)