Bible Ballistics: BBs #208       Stand Strong!!!

While alarming world events abound around us-whether it’s political attacks, cataclysmic events, crashes, or natural disasters- it’s easy to be fearful or distressed. But our Lord Jesus has called us to march to a different drummer.

Let brotherly love continue.

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:

for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Remember them that are in bonds,

as bound with them;

and them which suffer adversity,

as being yourselves also in the body.

Marriage is honourable in all,

and the bed undefiled:

but whoremongers and adulterers

God will judge.

Let your conversation be without covetousness;

and be content with such things as ye have:

for he hath said,

I will never leave thee,

nor forsake thee.

So that we may boldly say,

The Lord is my helper,

and I will not fear

what man shall do unto me.”      Hebrews 13:1-6

God calls us to walk in love—regardless of what is going on around us. Now that doesn’t mean being oblivious of our surroundings, but it does mean that we look beyond the current events to the sovereign power of God Almighty, knowing that our God reigns. This love means that we understand that “men” aren’t our enemies but the unseen forces of evil that are continually at work behind the ‘scenes’. It means that I walk with the “fruit of the Spirit” of God evident in all my ways, even when it’s not popular, easy or convenient. Peter gives us a call to love:

But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.” 1 Peter 4:7-9 (Charity is LOVE)

Regardless of the circumstances that surround us we are to walk to God’s drummer not the world’s. We are to exercise godliness in all we do:

With hospitality—

With compassion and generosity to those in need—

With empathy, knowing that we could easily be there—

With moral integrity, no matter what others condone—

With courage to share the truth of God’s judgment—

With contentment and NOT covetousness—

 With CONFIDENCE IN OUR LORD

Because “he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” Our Lord Jesus has promised NEVER to leave us on our own. We can walk in the confidence that He is with us as we walk in obedience to His Spirit and His leadership in our hearts and lives. So that we can: “boldly say,

The Lord is my helper,

and I will not fear

what man shall do unto me.” Heb. 13:6

So stand strong dear friend—stand strong for God’s truth!