Theme: BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION
Text: “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” – 2 Corinthians 8:9.
Comment: The riches from God Almighty through Jesus Christ bring true freedom and peace. (Proverbs 10:22) There can be no peace on earth in the absence of truth. And there can be no end to opposition of the truth unless the source of lies, the devil and his hosts, are put out of the way. (Hebrews 2:9-14; John 8:31,32,36) But until the devil is destroyed, he will continue to persecute the Church of God. We should however not be deterred knowing that no one can uproot the Lord’s planting nor can any, including the devil, pluck us out of the hand of the Almighty Father by His grace. Christ said, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” – John 10:27-29.
Having called us into His Kingdom on earth in this age of Christ’s second presence, we should make full use of the opportunity. We should not slacken our hold on God’s sure foundation due to trials and temptations, so as not to lose all we have done in the past. We should continue to strive for righteousness so as to be fitting vessels for God to use. – 2 Corinthians 6:1, 17, 18.