“But ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations!” Luke 22:28
HOPE FOR TODAY!
NEVER GIVE UP! As some of Jesus’ disciples did as soon as they learned of troubled times they gave up! Many turned away at the mention of His capture while in the Garden, and when they learned of His coming persecution they gave up and left Him. This is not the true mark of a Christian, that we should fall away when trouble comes, but rather that we should settle into that firm foundation in which we have our roots, deep roots of Jesus within that cannot be moved even by the greatest of avalanches of trouble, WE WILL NOT RUN AWAY! Are we constant? Are we steadfast? And Are we reliable? It is more than simply noteworthy that we should be anchored and even attached to the right hand of Jesus our Father whenever trouble comes our way. Nothing will separate us!
Can we be counted on when times get tough, Oh I know it is one thing to answer yes to this, but is there a time in which we are doubting and say, “Only time will tell!” ? Some might even ask, “Well what will I get out of it?” If they should find that the rewards might be well enough for them then they might stay with Jesus or with us as Christians, but will they be there through it all? Did you know friend that Jesus is with you through it all? He never leaves you, nor forsakes you! Will you run to the next church family when things don’t seem to go as you think that they should, or will you stay with your family through it all? Jesus teaches us to be faithful in good times and bad, this is the Christian way!
We are known by our character. Let us continue forward, laying aside these thoughts of taking flight when trouble hits, and rather let us dig in and take our stand for God’s righteous truth! Remember there is a great crowd of witnesses that are watching us as a family.
TO BE FAITHFUL IS WHAT JESUS CALLS US TO DO!