Job 13:15 “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:  but I will maintain mine own ways before him.”

Daniel 3:16-18 “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter.  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.  But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.”

Acts 5:29 “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.”

Hebrews 13:6 “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”

There is nothing more encouraging than a Christian who stands by their Bible-based convictions regardless of the consequences – those who honor God even though the immediate cost is significant.  The Christian role models who do demonstrate a true and practical faith, while truly prioritizing God as the preeminent element in their lives.  They boldly speak up and stay strong because they know they ought to obey God rather than men.

We see great examples of this type of faith in God’s Word that should provide a template of trust that we should follow today.  Job trusted God regardless of his challenging context.  The three Hebrew young men remained faithful in the face of the real threat of the fiery furnace.  Peter stared down the authorities of the day to obey the Lord.  None of them feared the temporal because they clung to the eternal. So must we!

PLEASE PRAY FOR A FAITH THAT IS STRONG REGARDLESS OF THE COST OR THE CONTEXT.  We must boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Admin Note:  I will not be able to publish a post next week, and will be back to post on the 19thof October.