I Corinthians 15:10, “But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”
The first phrase in this verse could not be more accurate. It is truly by the grace of God that we are where we are today. We could have been born somewhere where every day is a fight to survive. We could have been born in place that the Gospel has not reached yet, but by the grace of God we weren’t.
Paul continues on to say, “His (God’s) grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain. Vain means, “producing no result.” The grace that God gave to Paul produced a result. Through the grace and the power of God, Paul was able to do many great things for the Lord.
How is God’s grace in your life? Is it vain or are we doing something with what we have been given. Luke 12:48 says, “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required.” Let us not be lazy in the work of Christ. Let us work hard each day to do something with what God has blessed us with. Paul said he, “laboured more abundantly than they all.” Let us labor in the work Christ, so God’s grace is not in vain. in our lives.