1 Corinthians 15:10 – GOD’s Grace!02-01-2020 - Posted by Andre Piet
Yet in the grace of God I am what I am and His grace which is in me, did not come to be for naught, but more exceedingly than all of them toil I – yet not I, but the grace of God which is with me.
It was GOD’s grace that Paul became who he was: the apostle of Christ Jesus. He didn’t deserve it, nor did he look for it. It was GOD’s grace that Christ appeared to him. And it was GOD’s grace that he was delegated. It was also GOD’s grace that Paul was going to preach among the nations: all people receive LIFE (with all capital letters; 15:22)!
But it was GOD’s grace that made Paul stand out in labor above all his fellow apostles. Because is it not miraculous: Paul was the least of all the apostles and not even worthy to be called an apostle, and yet … he has had an impact as an apostle more than all of them. Was that Paul’s need for compensation? Or his merit? No, Paul’s own answer is: that is GOD’s grace that is with me.
Never underestimate the life-changing power of GOD’s grace. Whatever law, philosophy or peptalk cannot do, GOD’s grace is capable of that. That message became Paul’s drive: everyone must know!