“Be on guard, stand firm in the faith, be people of courage, be strong.”
1 Corinthians 16:13
Let’s break this scripture down a little.
First, be on guard. That means be watching, don’t be fooled by anyone including the culture around us. Also, don’t be fooled by your own emotions and feelings, they can betray us. God has told us what is right we just need to do it.
Next, stand firm in the faith. We must stand up for what we believe in, what God says in his Word. If someone questions what you believe, point them back to God, you are just agreeing with God on what He says.
Next, be people of courage. Christians should be the most courageous people on earth, after all we have Almighty God, Creator of the universe, with us.
Last, be strong. To quote another scripture, I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me. You are not strong of your self but by putting your trust in Christ He will give you the strength to do what pleases God.
So go out into your world and “Be on guard, stand firm in the faith, be people of courage, be strong.”