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Remaining Steadfast

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We are told in Scriptures to remain steadfast, rock-solid in our beliefs and behaviors. Perhaps you’ve wondered exactly how to do that in the face of personal discouragement, unemployment, and relationship challenges… (And the list goes on)

In Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth, he writes “My brothers (and sisters) be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not without fruit in the Lord. “ (1 Cor. 15:58)

Sure … But how?

Looking to the gospel of Matthew, we read where Jesus said “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock. And the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house. And it did not fall, for it was founded on a rock.” (Matt 7:24-25)

Could it really be that simple? To just:

1. Position yourself where you can hear The Word
2. Obey The Word

That sounds straight-forward. The day-to-day application however may be a different story. What does being steadfast in behaviors and actions look like? (Ps. 15:2-5)

1. He who walks uprightly
2. Works righteousness
3. Speaks the truth in his heart
4. Does not backbite (slander) with his tongue
5. Does no evil to his neighbor,
6. Does not disgrace or shame his neighbor
7. Despises a reprobate (vile person)
8. Honors those who fear Jehovah
9. Remains faithful to his word or promise even if unprofitable);
10. Does not put out his money at interest
11. Does not take a bribe against the innocent.

He who does these things shall not be moved forever.

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July 5, 2011 at 1:45 am