Monday, June 30, 2014

Stay Strong

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

I’ve been a Christ follower now for over 45 years. Let me tell you, I’ve seen more than a few changes in our culture. It has gotten darker, more menacing, and more cynical than ever. Along with that, there’s internet porn, materialism gone amuck, celebrity worship, and insistence on instant gratification. Let’s not forget the scandals; clergy scandals, teacher scandals, politician scandals, and more. All of these things have contributed to a general fear of the future. They are like toxins that have poisoned the cultural air that we breathe. How is it possible to survive, much less have an impact on our culture? 

That is where the Bible speaks directly to our hearts. It reminds us that a focus on our own strength ends in weakness, but a focus on the Lord, and His Word, will end in strength. 

How is that possible, you ask? Because the Word leads us to repentance. Like David of old, we cry out, “Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow” [Psalm 51:7].  

When we have that kind of confidence in God, we rest in Him. And when we find our rest in the Lord, we will be strong—to the very end! 

God will keep you strong to the very end. Then you will be without blame on the day our Lord Jesus Christ returns. 1 Corinthians 1:8

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