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Holding Fast

Nov 07, 2016
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Holding-Fast Tomorrow is Election Day. As if we could have forgotten with all the commercials, debates, and articles that currently permeate all media. Many Americans fear the results, thinking, what will happen to our country if so-and-so isn’t (or is!) elected? How will my life be effected? Can any good come from the outcome?

But God is in control. No matter who runs the country, He rules the universe. In the end, He wins. And we who believe in Him will win too (Romans 8:16-17).

This election will change who leads this country. What doesn’t change is that we are to continue to live our daily lives according to the Bible. God calls us to “…hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)” (Hebrews 10:23). But what does “holding fast” look like in regards to election results?

Love one another – John 13:35 “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”
Give thanks – I Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Pray continually – Ephesians 6:18 “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints”
Have a good attitude – Philippians 2:14 “Do all things without murmurings and disputings”
Treat others well – Luke 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
Trust God – Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
Spread the Gospelv– I Corinthians 9:22 “…I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.”
Build up others – I Thessalonians 5:11 “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

If you feel like a lone voice (or vote) amongst the masses, hold fast and remember to “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Jessie Chamberlain
Family Radio Staff

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