During this first Sunday of Advent, we think about, reflect upon the coming of Jesus. Jesus is God's Covenant. the identity of the covenant maker is in Jesus. Jesus is the great new covenant. Paul's warning in this passage to the Church in Corinth is to not receive the Grace of God in vain. Don't waste this gift that we have been given. Receive the Grace of God. Embrace it. Grab it. Live it out in the course of our life - but don't waste it.