Stand Firm AND Hold Fast

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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

2 Thessalonians 2:15

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

O-bservation:

In this chapter, St. Paul gives a stimulating discourse on the future “Man of Lawlessness” also known as the Anti-Christ. The Apostle speaks of a great delusion that will come upon people who have refused the truth. But to true “Followers Of Jesus,” Paul admonishes us all to, “Stand Firm AND Hold Fast!”

A-pplication:

No victory has ever been won when those, who in the fray of battle, decide to give up and quit! You can search through every category of human endeavor, and in each one there comes a point in time when the strong must decide to “Stand Firm AND Hold Fast!” For all “Followers Of Jesus” there will always be those occasions when the enemy of our souls will do everything in his power to discourage and dissuade us from our mission. However, like Job who said, “Though He slay me yet will I trust Him,” we too must decide in the heat of the battle to run deeper into the battle until we win the day. We triumph when, with the help of our great God, we decide to “Stand Firm AND Hold Fast!”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

This AM, I’m preparing to go deep into places where my mere human abilities fail me. Yet by the power of Your great Spirit I will “Stand Firm AND Hold Fast!” Amen

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