QUIT YE LIKE MEN
“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.” 1 Cor 16:13
The responsibility to be strong is placed squarely on the shoulder of the individual Christian. Several times, Paul admonishes in his Epistles to be strong In the Lord. In essence, it’s very possible to be weak in the Lord.
I have seen this play out many times and oh how pitiable it is. I’ve seen many believers allow their emotions take the better part of them. They wallow in self pity and self condemnation. They wished someone would come help them up. Such persons are always complaining about the economy, they are always angry with someone whom think should have helped them. They are usually very angry and resentful.
Once, Jesus walked up to a man who needed healing and asked him what he wanted. The mans disappointment at life and people was more important to him than his healing. Rather make a clear presentation of his desires, he went on and on blaming everyone else for his predicament.
There are too many like that today. Unfortunately, once you engage the blame game, you abdicate the authority to effect changes in your life to the one you’re blaming.
It’s time to be strong. Quit ye like men!
Once the philistines had to fight Israel. They knew that the ark of God signified victory for the Israelites. For obvious reasons they were sore afraid. But read what happened next.
“And the Philistines were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Woe unto us! for there hath not been such a thing heretofore. Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.
And the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man into his tent: and there was a very great slaughter; for there fell of Israel thirty thousand footmen. And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, were slain.”
1 Samuel 4:7-11
These were Israel’s enemy yet they won the battle. Why? The chose to be strong.
Courage is the conquerors backbone.
Quit ye like men today and fight!
I am strong in the Lord. Weakness has no place in me. I am courageous and full of faith. i refuse to be fearful about any situation or circumstances that surround me because i am mightily helped of God. I win in every situation because God leads me daily in triumphant processions. Hallelujah! Amen.
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