Theme: God Does Not Forsake His People
Text: “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13, 14.
Comment: Those whom God has called to serve Him must have patience, which is faith exercised amidst difficulty, over time, in order to be in close fellowship with Him. St. Paul tells us that, (Hebrews 11:6) And our Saviour Jesus Christ exhorts: “In your patience possess ye your souls.” (Luke 21:19) We must be determined to remain on the Lord’s side no matter the situation, believing that there is no difficult situation God cannot reverse. See 1 Corinthians 10:13.
This calls for good heart condition and the doing of righteousness at all times. Our Lord Jesus Christ himself stated: “And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.” – John 8:29. Moreover we are exhorted in this wise, “For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?” – 1 Peter 3:10-13.