2019 – MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER
I LOVE HELPING PEOPLE
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel
STAND WITH THEM
Stand fast in one spirit.
Standing with people of faith is essential to help each other through our challenges/trials.
People with a different spirit – do not want you to stand with them in faith.
STAND FOR THEM
Stand for the people in your world. Support them and strengthen them in their faith toward God.
Standing for them – does not mean condoning their ungodly affairs.
It means being committed to help them find God’s strength in their time of failure & weakness.
STAND UP TO THEM
There are times when a good friend, or father in the faith – must speak the truth in love – to bring a failing person back to their faith in God.
Standing up to someone – is for the one purpose of helping them stand fast in the promises of the gospel.
Weak leaders compromise, instead of taking a stand.
Striving together for the faith of the gospel.
The faith of the gospel is that through Christ we triumph over every work of the enemy.
In Him – all the promises are yes and amen.
STAND ASIDE FROM DISOBEDIENCE
There are times when we must stand aside and watch as people choose the lesser path.
We do not judge – but in sadness watch as people abandon their faith in the gospel – just to satisfy their present needs.
STAND LOOKING UP
Our one goal is that our conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ.
Helping people make choices that prepare them for eternity is showing true friendship and love.
Perhaps it is time to stop acquiescing to people’s obvious disobedience – on the grounds of kindness – and start helping them stand – for truth, humility and justice.
HAVING DONE ALL – HELP PEOPLE STAND – STEADFAST IN THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST