I don’t know what you’re trudging through today! Maybe it’s the daily grind of news, job, bills and chores. Maybe you are also bearing chronic pain, grief or family drama (or all of the above). Maybe you see the growing darkness and worry or even fear what’s lies ahead. Not that’s it’s much comfort, but I have week’s like that too. And this week has been one. This week the verse that’s been running through my mind, the verse that brought me back into the office after being home sick for a couple of days was 1 Corinthians 16:13. A single line Paul wrote to a Church after he has thoroughly taken them to the woodshed. He says very simply and very directly:
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. (KJV)
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. (NASB)
If it was time 1900 years ago for them to stand and be courageous in their faith; it’s time for us to be strong and courageous in ours today & everyday! Men, let’s ac-quit ourselves accordingly!