An Excellent Resolution
February 13, 2013 Filed in: Other
A great writer once penned these words: “The greatest want of the world is the want of men - men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall. “
When I first saw this quotation, I purposed in my heart that, with God as my strength, I would be one of those men. Nine years later, my resolution remains my creed. Like the Hebrew Boys, I pledge to stand even if threatened with death by the fire of men. Like Joseph, I will flee to the arms of God even when faced with life’s darkest dungeons. This is my life resolution, to move only by the impulse of the Spirit of God. And BE STRONG.
Today your tenacity to hold to God may be challenged. You may very well be asked to give up your principles or deny Jesus’ lordship over your life. You may face blazing fires because of your decision to order your steps in the way of the Lord. However, I encourage you to be strong and courageous. Never forget that it is still God’s desire, as in Bible times, to fashion men and women who are strong and courageous when faced with Satan’s obstacles, tricks and lustful enticements. Fear not because the Son of God will make your stand strong. You are an ambassador of Heaven. Do not bow! Do not be bent or be bought but believe in God. The God of Daniel, Joseph and Joshua is your God! “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9