St. John's Lutheran
God Keeps His Promises and the Cross IS Our Ultimate Proof!
1 Corinthians 1:4-9 New International Version
Thanksgiving 4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God thus confirming our testimony about Christ among you. 7 Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed. 8 He will also keep you firm to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Friday - September 16
The Apostle Paul packs a lot into this long, run-on sentence. But he finishes by reminding the Christians in Corinth that God is faithful and that Jesus will sustain them. All throughout the Bible God proves that He will keep His promises and the ultimate proof is the cross. The only thing that will sustain us in hope is Jesus. We might be good one day, but the next do something horrible. We might be successful one year, but fail miserably in another. Our goodness and achievements will not sustain us. Jesus gives us hope that God has a plan and that God will have the last word. Not even death can stop God. Just look to the cross! It stands empty and so does the tomb.