Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/13/15

This week’s scripture is from Matthew:

jesus_white“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”    (Matt. 24:12-13)

Trouble is loose in the world and evil is rising like a tide. Wickedness and perversion seem to be taking hold as in the days of Noah. What the scriptures say must not be done is celebrated and condoned even by those who should be upholding the Word, and corruption has crept into the public trust. The truth has become a casualty in the courts and in the government. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are facing persecution for their beliefs and the ungodly are emboldened to vilify them and curse God.

In the world we are seeing war and preparations for war, and God’s people threatened and killed for their faith. What is evil is called good, and what is good is called evil. It makes the heart sick and the head reel to see it happen. Yet the Lord himself calls us; He admonishes us to stand firm in Christ and not to bow to evil, for the one who calls us is faithful and true, and His word is the Word of Truth which stands forever and ever.

May the Lord strengthen you in these days to stand firm for the truth.

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