“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
Do everything in love.” ~1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NIV)
Paul’s final words to Corinth:
This is Paul’s final words to Corinth after really disciplining them and straightening them out. These are great words for the church today to be on it’s guard because their have been many attackers against the church and they are in the church already. For us to stand firm against those that go against the Word of God or distort. To be courageous to stand up against them and be strong. But do everything in love. When we love we don’t do it for ourselves but for the sake of others.
Many in the church have been deceived just like the church in Corinth. Many have put their guard down and listen to teachings that talk about how this life is all about this life on earth and not the life in heaven. We like these teaching because we want the easy life now. We need to really start looking in the word to see what the preachers are saying is in the word or others that come in saying they have the truth. Be on guard and stand firm in the faith. be courageous and strong against the attack of the enemy. Do it all in love.
Give me discernment Lord to understand your word and to understand whether a teaching is from you or Satan. Help to stand up against the attacks in my life so as to not be deceived.
Stand By Donnie McClurkin
Posted by: Minister Evelyn Diane Thomas