Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
2 Corinthians 5:18
All [these] things are from God, who restored us to fellowship with Himself through Christ, and gave us the ministry of restoring [other] people to [such] fellowship.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are all fellow-workers in God's service; you people are God's farm land; [you are] God's building.
Did you suffer so many things [for the faith] all for nothing? [That is], if it really was for nothing?
Look carefully [at how you are living] so that no one falls away from God's unearned favor, and that no "poisonous plant sprouts up" to cause trouble and corrupt many people [Note: This is an analogy from Deut. 29:16-18 being used as a warning against the evil influence of wicked people],
2 Corinthians 8:1
Now, brothers, we want you to know about the favor God has given to the churches in Macedonia.
Paul and Barnabas remained there a long time and spoke [the message] boldly for [or, in the power of] the Lord who gave His approval to the message of unearned favor by allowing [miraculous] signs and wonders to be performed by them.
[In doing this] I am not trying to disregard God's unearned favor, for if a person could become right with God by [perfect obedience to the requirements of] the law of Moses, then Christ died for nothing.
For God's unearned favor has appeared, bringing salvation to all people [i.e., in the coming of Christ].
1 Peter 4:10
As each of you has received a gift [from God], you should make use of it [in the body], so that you will be [good] caretakers of the many unearned ways that God favors you.
to proclaim the year of the Lord's acceptance [i.e., the time when people would become His obedient followers]."