After many years, Mike had finally completed all of his requirements to become a high school science teacher. After sending out many resumes, a principal from a nearby high school invited him for an interview. He looked forward to it with great excitement.
Sitting across from the principal, he was asked, “In your biology classes, would you teach biology or evolution?” Mike, being anxious to get the job, replied, “I would teach it any way you wanted me to teach it.”
Over and over again, the Bible addresses the importance of being Christians of conviction. First Corinthians 16:13 states, “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” The truth is that we should always be on guard and stand fast for what we believe. We should stand courageously and boldly with humility and love.
The temptation to compromise our faith dangerously greets us everywhere we turn. If not careful, when we are called upon to speak boldly for Christ, we will fail when the fear of rejection or ridicule overwhelms us. We sometimes act unlovingly towards others when acts of kindness and deeds of thoughtfulness could be essential to bringing and winning others to Christ.
Our desire and prayer should be that we will be strong in our faith. Relying on the Lord’s strength and power to overcome the ever-present temptation to compromise. Our faith should roar so loud that we are unable to hear what doubt is saying; for our faith is not in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God .
Live by faith, walk in His Spirit, stand fast in the faith and have a BLESSED day!