Take a Stand

21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22 If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again. ~ Philippians 1:21–26

I understand that they are trying their hardest to make this world no longer be enjoyable. I get it. I recognize that we are all striving for the day when we get to be with the LORD forever. But I also understand my duty to my God and to my brothers and sisters in Christ.

See, Paul recognized his responsibility to his church family. He understood the importance of his role as teacher, intercessor, and example setter. He understood that if we all, once committed to Christ, returned to Christ, there would be none to witness to others. There would be no shepherds. There would be no teachers. There would be no sowers. There would be no harvesters.

Yes, I understand that the weight of this world is heavy. I understand the struggles and tribulations that come with each day. I understand the pain and suffering that can occur, but I also understand the need for Christians on this earth. So, for as long as Christ will prolong my life, I will live gladly spreading His gospel. I will preach and teach of the mercy, love, and second coming of Christ. We don’t have forever to reach the entire world. We only have a short time to win as many souls as we can, and with sin becoming more and more prevalent and acceptable in our society, the more Christians are necessary. Christians that will stand for justice, truth, righteousness, and love. Christians that will stand for Christ Jesus.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and Take a Stand.

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