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“so that you come short in no gift, eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ…”


so that

“So that” indicates a conclusion to the fact God gifted the Corinthian church with supernatural capacities to do the work of God. They were truly a church wealthy in spiritual gifts. These gifts pre-existed from the point of their salvation.

you come short in no gift,

God’s grace made the Corinthian church to come short in no gift. That church was highly gifted. Giftedness and spiritually, however, are two different things. Yet, even in their carnality, God had highly gifted them. The word “gift” means supernatural enablement to do the work of God.

eagerly waiting for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ

The Greek word is a double compound word (apekdechomenous), meaning to wait with enthusiasm, to await ardently. It is a compound of three words: 1) from 2) out of 3) to receive. The Christian should “receive, out of, from” toward Christ’s coming. Oh, what a day it will be to see the Savior unveiled before our eyes. Christians eagerly anticipate the coming of Christ. This is active anticipation of looking forward to the coming of Christ.


Christians have the great hope of Christ’s coming.


The coming of Christ will be a day of exaltation. On that day, He will become King of Kings and Lord of lords. Christians will be delivered from all ills and woes. We wait ardently for that day.

God guarantees our deliverance to heaven. This will happen when Jesus comes again. The best is yet to come. What a wonderful day that will be. We will finally see our Savior face-to-face.