Verses for the Hard Yards
Until then faith is the call to STAND STRONG when all reason screams - FLEE!
The days multiply upon each Christian of hardship and decision.
The New Testament has long known such days, the Holy Spirit reminds:
- In fact everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted... (1 Timothy 3:13)
- fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:2-3)
- So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back. We do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved. (Hebrews 10:35-39)
The hard yards always end. There is a finish line, an end tape to breast and a crown of glory to wear.
Sure I am of this, you only have to endure to conquer. - Winston Churchill
Today's Soul Snippet:
'Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction'. ~ G.K. Chesterton
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