Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Stand firm in the Faith
In this Christian journey, we will have troubles and experience times when we are weary. There can be many things in this life that can weigh you down: family issues, relationship problems, tragedies, illness, the state of the world, etc. One circumstance that can be especially wearing can be your faith in God. Serving the Lord can be discouraging when you feel alone or am constantly ridiculed for your faith.
This verse gives several commands to help you live by when standing up for your faith. First, be on guard. If you live by your faith, then you can be guaranteed that the devil will attack you and use others to do it. Second, stand firm. Know that the Lord is standing with you. Be courageous and strong. Trust that God will equip you. And last, do everything in love. Be kind and gentle with those who do not know the Lord. You may be the only Christian they know!
A Prayer to Remember
Help me stand strong and firm in the faith. I know you are standing with me Lord. Amen