Standing up for the Lord.
Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 10:21,22, [Jesus said] “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child; children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
The Lutheran reformers faced terrible persecution yet stood firm in doctrine. Just as the Lutheran reformers faced persecution for their faith, we may encounter similar challenges. Our commitment to Christ may result in tension or even separation within our families. However, we can find strength and encouragement in knowing we are not alone. The same God who sustained the reformers is with us today, guiding us and granting us the necessary endurance.
Please pray with me: Dear Lord, thank You for the example of endurance displayed by the Lutheran reformers and their commitment to the gospel. Help me to remain steadfast in my faith, even in the face of opposition or betrayal. Grant me the strength to prioritize our allegiance to you above all else and to endure in my journey with you. Amen.