Why We Should Not Put Off God’s Grace Until Tomorrow (Sun. Oct. 10)

The word of the day for Sunday, October 10 is “vain.”  In today’s reading of 2 Corinthians 6:1-10, Paul begs his congregation at Corinth, “not to receive the grace of God in vain” (vs. 1).  What does it mean to receive the favor of God through the Gospel in vain?  In Greek, the word for “vain” refers to what is hollow and without contents (Strong’s #2756.137).  It calls to mind the image of a bottle that is empty or a house that is vacant.  To receive the Gospel in vain is like receiving a present and not opening it or like getting a gift card and never using it.  It is hearing the Gospel with our ears but not with…