devotional post # 2167
2 Corinthians 4:13-15
2Co 4:13 Since we have the same spirit trusting in agreement with what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,
2Co 4:14 because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence.
2Co 4:15 Because it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may multiply thanksgiving, bringing more honor to God.
motivation for mission
Paul and his team were able to undergo great suffering for their mission because they trusted that the scriptures are true. They spoke out declaring the gospel because they believed it. They trusted that the same God who raised Jesus from the dead would also raise them up. They also knew that the more the gospel of God’s grace was proclaimed, the more honor it brought to God.
LORD, give us the wisdom to look beyond the present, and so to have faith to focus on our mission for the present.