A new pastor was visiting his Church members in a fairly remote farming area. As he drove into one property, he stopped to talk to a young lad who was patting a horse, and after a while the pastor asked the lad if the horse could run fast.
The boy replied, “Well, no sir. He can’t RUN fast, but he sure can STAND FAST. When my Dad tells him to ‘stand fast’ nothing – but nothing – will make him move again until my dad tells him to.”
Later, he told his wife of the boy’s amusing comments, and they considered how the farmer might need his horse to ‘stand fast’ in some areas of farming. The ability to “stand fast” in a farm horse could be a great benefit. Then the pastor was reminded that all blood-bought, adopted children of God are also called to “stand fast”
STAND FAST in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Watch, STAND FAST in the faith; be brave, be strong.
1 Thessalonians 3:8
STAND FAST in the Lord
2 Thessalonians 2:15
STAND FAST and hold the traditions you were taught.
We have access by faith into this grace in which we STAND
1 Peter 5:12
the true grace of God in which you STAND.
STAND against the wiles of the devil.
Take up the whole armour of God,
that you may be able to WITHSTAND in the evil day,
and having done all, to STAND.
STAND therefore . . .
Mr Anon says:
Aim for perfection: half right is always half wrong.
Don’t be content with being average – average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my beloved brethren,
BE STEADFAST, IMMOVABLE,
always abounding in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Can God count on us to take hold of His Word and STAND FAST in the work to which He has called us?