Galatians 5:1 (NKJV)
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
The expression “Stand Fast” brings up an ironic picture of opposing actions. To readers of Pauls epistles, the words were a reminder of the hardened and disciplined Roman soldiers who would stand fast, locking shields together and digging their feet in the ground to provide a solid front against the enemy. Paul uses this powerful image to show believers how serious he is about defending their freedom in Christ against false doctrine. At this present time we also need to stand fast against false and watered down doctrine.
Over and over again, Paul uses this phrase to call believers to persevere against the winds of persecution , Stand fast in your faith (1 Corinthians 16:13), in one spirit (Philippians 1:27), in the Lord (1 Thessalonians 3:8), and in the traditions you have been given (2 Thessalonians 2:15). It’s a crucial command for all believers today. Stand Fast
Dig your feet in
Be aware of encroaching enemies to the faith. You may find them in the media, in a curriculum in schools, in your relationships, and even in the church. God will give you the strength to stand fast. With no apologies, we need to put our shields together, dig our feet in, and say, “Not here, not now, not this time.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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