Philippians 4:1
Stand Fast In The Lord

Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.

We stand fast in the Lord by resisting temptations that come. The Lord will, with the temptation, “make a way to escape.” There are also false teachings, against which we will have to stand fast in the Lord. Any teaching that in any way demeans Christ, His work and/or His word cannot be accepted. There will be challenges made against us and opposition – maybe even persecution, but in the face of all of this, don’t quit, but stand fast in loyalty to the Lord and in His power.

There is a good reason to commit to stability here
At any moment at all, the Lord will appear
All opportunity of service in a hostile environment
Will have passed forever in that revealing moment.

So stand fast in your service, be a person of fidelity
Your calling is from the Lord – you represent deity
He who chose you and called you to speak for Him
Has a right to expect stability in every situation we are in.

We belong to an elite group – the family of our God
It is no light passing matter to be saved and called by the Lord
All around this world there are people just like you
Who are on the narrow road to heaven, though comparatively few.

There is something about being in God’s family that’s hard to explain
We are from different backgrounds yet our interests are the same
When we meet for the first time there are common interests we have
And the greatest bond of all is divinely imparted love.

Often when we hear of tragic events here and abroad
The first thing that comes to mind is how have our brothers faired
We long for their protection and for safety in the crisis
When we hear their news, we praise our God who blesses.

There are some special people God has sent into our life
When they heard the Gospel, God let us be to them a light
We get joy in hearing of them going on well for God
Especially when we know they are leading others to the Lord.

There is no time or place when we can slack off and let things go
There is a world of people around us who the Savior do not know
They may not openly seem to pay attention what you do
But fidelity to truth and righteousness is what they see in you.

“Father of the faithful: I ask Thee today for help in standing fast along with my brothers and sisters. May divine power be given to us to represent our Lord in the unknown events of the day before us. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.”

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