How many times do you let your guard down? If you're anything like me, it's probably daily. Probably even hourly! Whether it's the company we choose to keep or the people we are obligated to spend our days with because of our jobs or ministries - we are all subjected to being caught off guard with things that could take our faith and splinter it to bits.
Do we choose to let that questionable friendship make us weak by "following the crowd", or just being constantly agreeable? Do we allow the co-worker in our office to bully us into making poor choices that have consequences that take us down? Do we let other people control our emotions? Certainly it happens. We are prodded in this verse to stand up for ourselves and our faith, to be courageous and strong. To not waver. Our rewards are heavenly and not earthly. Get in there and be in the world, but do not be OF the world.
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