Stand Firm

Re:Verse reading–Psalm 22 (day four)
It was a time of great anguish for David.  There were pressures on all sides.  Verse 6 says, “But I am a worm and not a man, A reproach of men and despised by the people.” The people were mocking his faith in God, but how did he respond?  He responded with faith…he trusted God even though he could not see His hand at work at the moment.  Where did this faith, to stand strong in the face of opposition, come from?  Verse 9-10 says, “Yet You are He who brought me forth from the womb; You made me trust when upon my mother’s breasts.  Upon You I was cast from birth; You have been my God from my mother’s womb.” David’s faith was learned from his parents.  This is God’s plan…that parents teach their children the ways of God.  What David learned as a child, made him able to stand firm in his faith in the face of great persecution.  We, too, must build faith into our children to stand firm.

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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