“At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16: 11)
The Basket Case Chronicles #3
“Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor. 1:8-9).
Paul is convinced that God has gotten a good start with the Corinthians—they are equipped and called, and have a solid testimony. And if God begins something, He will finish it. The intent that God has for His people is that they might be blameless in the “day of the Lord Jesus Christ.” The Corinthians will finish well because God will confirm them to the end.
Their faithfulness will be the direct result of God’s faithfulness. He does not hold onto us because we hold onto Him; it is the other way around. We hold onto Him because He holds onto us. It was “by God” that we were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, and it is by God that we will be kept in that fellowship. Eternity is not a reward for time well-spent. Time well-spent is the intrusion of eternal grace into our lives here and now.