And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;
“ How can you say, ‘We are wise, And the law of the Lord is with us’? But behold, the lying pen of the scribes Has made it into a lie.
“ Jerusalem, Jerusalem, who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were unwilling.
Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation,
Now, brethren, we wish to make known to you the grace of God which has been given in the churches of Macedonia,
Now I, Paul, myself urge you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—I who am meek when face to face with you, but bold toward you when absent!
I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
Did you suffer so many things in vain— if indeed it was in vain?
I fear for you, that perhaps I have labored over you in vain.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.
As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.