Blameless in the day of the Lord

No question, Paul had real reasons for being frustrated with the contentious Corinthian church.  They were argumentative, childish and proud–a constant headache.  He knew, however, that they were also truly saved people.  He vividly remembered their conversion (1 Corinthians 1:4-7) and it gave him great hope to consider what they would be in the future.  Paul believed that God would confirm the Corinthians, and all believers, to the end.  It is a Greek idea formed from the word for foot (standing or walking).  Paul believed that God would keep these people “on their feet and moving forward” until they reached maturity.   If perfection was not available (and it never is), Paul would delight in progress.  By the faithfulness of God,  even stubborn, foolish people eventually grow into radiant children of the Father.   What a great hope this is for sinners like us!  What a reminder for patience and prayer for those who frustrate us.  I will see you tomorrow.  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. I am praying for your church today.

    I pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. (2 Thessalonians 1:11-12)

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