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02-02-2012 - Posted by Andre Piet

Paul consistently emphasizes that we should be steadfast and unwavering in the faith. This is not something that we achieve automatically, because, we are always being influenced by forces that try to draw us away from this. We are constantly and easily affected by opinions presented to us by the media, by ideas of people about us and by our own feelings. All of these try to lead us onto another track. These influences are so strong that we have nothing to do in order to drift away, like a dead fish is taken along by the river’s current. To be steadfast in the faith means: to daily and consciously stand on the promises of God and on the richness of His words and commitments.

since surely you are persisting in the faith, grounded and settled and are not being removed from the expectation of the evangel which you hear which is being heralded in the entire creation which is under heaven of which I, Paul, became the dispenser. Colossian 1:23 So that, my beloved brethren, become settled, unmovable, superabounding in the work for of the Lord always… 1Corinthians 15:58 

——————————— translation: Peter Feddema