“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
We are saved by grace. That is sure. But let us never think that means the Christian walk is easy or simple. It is hard at times. It is a fight and a race. It takes endurance, strength, discipline. Grace doesn’t mean the way won’t be hard sometimes, even painful, but it does mean God runs and fights with us, carrying us into the tenth round and to the finish line. I don’t know what you’re facing today, but stick with God, He’ll carry you through.
Tomorrow’s reading is Titus 2-3.
A Word for Our Kids
Hey kids, we all like it when people say nice, easy things to us. We love it when they pat us on the back and say good job. However, recognize Paul’s instruction to Timothy. He was to reprove, rebuke, and exhort. This is not because Timothy was supposed to be mean sometimes. Rather, it is because every one of us needs a swift kick in the pants some time. Even the best of us and most self-disciplined can wander off track. Don’t take it personally when someone comes along side you and gives you correction. We all need it some time. Remember, even David needed Nathan to pull him up short, and David still named one of his children after the prophet who rebuked him.
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