New Living Translation
As God's partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God's kindness and then ignore it.
King James Bible
We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
Darby Bible Translation
But as fellow-workmen, we also beseech that ye receive not the grace of God in vain:
World English Bible
Working together, we entreat also that you not receive the grace of God in vain,
Young's Literal Translation
And working together also we call upon you that ye receive not in vain the grace of God --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
6:1 We then not only beseech, but as fellow - labourers with you, who are working out your own salvation, do also exhort you, not to receive the grace of God - Which we have been now describing. In vain - We receive it by faith; and not in vain, if we add to this, persevering holiness.
PAUL ENTIRELY SANCTIFIED. I might urge a great many other considerations, and as I have said, fill a book with scriptures, and arguments, and demonstrations, of the attainability of entire sanctification in this life. But I forbear, and will present only one more consideration--a consideration which has great weight in some minds. It is a question of great importance, whether any actually ever did attain this state. Some who believe it attainable, do not consider it of much importance to show that …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
How the Whole and the Sick are to be Admonished.
The Warfare of Christian Service
1 Samuel 14:45
But the people broke in and said to Saul, "Jonathan has won this great victory for Israel. Should he die? Far from it! As surely as the LORD lives, not one hair on his head will be touched, for God helped him do a great deed today." So the people rescued Jonathan, and he was not put to death.
When he arrived and saw this evidence of God's blessing, he was filled with joy, and he encouraged the believers to stay true to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are both God's workers. And you are God's field. You are God's building.
2 Corinthians 5:20
So we are Christ's ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, "Come back to God!"
1 Thessalonians 3:5
That is why, when I could bear it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out whether your faith was still strong. I was afraid that the tempter had gotten the best of you and that our work had been useless.
God's promise of entering his rest still stands, so we ought to tremble with fear that some of you might fail to experience it.
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.
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