Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIV)
World Changer: Only God’s grace in us the born again Christians will allow us to watch and stand firm in our calling in Christ. Let us understand in depth what it means to be watching because it is to be alert at all times, not neglecting for a second, the task of caring for our salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12).
To be firm in the faith has to be our major challenge considering that we live in a world that has turned its back to God and is calling the good bad and the bad good, just as Isaiah prophesied many years ago (Isaiah 5: 20-21).
Also, Apostle Paul exhorts us men in many of his letters to behave manly and to guard and care for our family in faith and of course our family of blood. Let us understand today that this demand of Paul is because many abandon the faith, always beginning with a legitimate doubt and then filled with fears and it is difficult for them to understand that Jesus is always with outstretched arms at all times to carry our burdens and to be our rest so that we can remain firm in the faith (Matthew 11: 28-29).
*Finally, Paul asks us to to strive and not give up even in the midst of the most violent trials because we are not alone since by the grace of God when we surrender to Jesus we stop living in our own strength, Christ comes to live in our hearts, filling us with His Holy Spirit and strengthening ourselves so that in Him we have the victory and not by our own strength (Galatians 2:20).
Today is the day to watch, be firmed and that men can be example and testimony in all the families of the earth. If you haven’t done it yet, ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour (Romans 10:8-13).
Christ in us our hope of glory and our victory that changes the world (Colossians 1:27, 1 Corinthians 15:10, 57). Hallelujah.