Stand in Your Faith

1Peter 2:19-23 (NIV) “For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because he is conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin,
and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. “

Christ is not only our inspiration in doing good, He is our inspiration and stay when we are under attack. The world is a harsh place, and we should expect no less of a harsh treatment then the world dealt to our Lord. This is not an easy way, but I have watched spiritual leaders and spiritual people take blows for what God is leading them to do. I have seen some respond in love and patiently endure. I have seen others lash out and fight back. Christ prayed for those attacking Him. We must listen and we must pray for those who attack, for it is not they who are the enemy, but it is the work of the evil one to spread destruction.

People are not the enemy we fight, but as Paul reminds us in Ephesians 6:12-13:
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

I pray that no matter what God is doing in your life today, you will be able to stand. Be on your guard, and stand firm in Christ who gives you the ability to stand.

Keep on your journey with Jesus today

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