Seeking the Lord: Victory by Our Lord Jesus Christ
In seeking the Lord, we find the streams of life giving water Jesus promised (Jn 7:38-39), the Spirit. The Spirit gives life to our mortal bodies, the flesh counts for nothing (Jn 6:63). Jesus, Himself is the life-giving Spirit (1 Cor 15:45). And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven (1 Cor 15:49).
So by the freedom given us as sons by the Spirit (2 Cor 3:17; Rom 8:2) we have hope in a world that is hopeless, we have peace in a world that does not know peace, and we have purpose that overcomes suffering and the sacrificial love of God poured out into our hearts by His Spirit (Rom 5:3-5).
Not only so, but we have ultimate victory over the greatest enemy – death! We have borne in the flesh of the first man, Adam, but we have been born again of the water and the Spirit, so WE SHALL BEAR THE LIKENESS OF THE MAN FROM HEAVEN, Christ Jesus our Lord (1 Cor 15:44-58).
This is why we labor in the Lord, we know that our labor is NOT in vain!