Verse: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9
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.
If you’ve ever felt that life was just too much – if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed – if you’ve ever felt that the world is too far gone, or that it’s too hard to be a Christian in our culture – then this verse is for you. What a beautiful promise that God will “keep you firm to the end.”
Jesus will keep you strong. He will keep you from falling. He will protect you. He will sustain you. Psalms refers to God in so many pictures that illustrate this: He is our Rock, or Refuge, our Fortress, the Shade at our right hand, our Protection. He will set us “high upon a rock” above our enemies, and he will “hide us in the shelter” of his love (Psalm 27).
Our God is able to keep you strong till the end, because he is FAITHFUL. Our God is faithful who has called you into this (v 9). What he starts, he finishes (Philippians 1:6). He has given you every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3) and “enriched [you] in every way (v 5).”
See, this is the truth. This is the Rock we build our life on. This is the power of knowing that our God doesn’t change with every blowing wind of adversity, or every time the sands of culture shift (James 1:17). This is the truth that you can know, deep in your heart, in the depths of who you are. You can know that God is faithful to you and that he will keep you strong until the end.
When adversity comes, when trials come, when life is too much, when the evil of the world is too much, when even Christians fail you and friends and family fail you—you will always still have hope. Because our hope is not in people, or in circumstances, or in culture, or in ourselves—our hope is in God alone. For he alone is faithful. And he alone will keep us strong till the end. Praise God!
I thank you God for who you are in my life and that you will keep me strong till the end!
Author: Christian Dunn