"We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain" 2 Corinthians 6:1.
It is vain if today you be found tossing aside his word for personal advantages. The difference between Old Testament believers and ourselves is they believed God in carnal ways, we don’t. We do it through the spirit. Don’t look back, there is nothing good there.
He called us that in all things we prove "ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things" 2 Corinthians 6:4-10.
That to us is the grace of God for us whether it be by honour and dishonour, evil report and good report. Paul says, "I speak as unto my children, be ye also enlarged" 2 Corinthians 6:13. Folks, be enlarged in the grace of God, and again I say be ye separate.
You who want to be rich in this world, ask yourself this question, "what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?" 2 Corinthians 6:15.
I worried about preachers who are so obsessed with prosperity. Isn’t it that the Bible says, "Be careful for nothing..." Philippians 4:6
Watch that you’ve not received the grace of God in vain. Don’t waste it, "Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed" 2 Corinthians 6:3.