“…please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side.” (I Corinthians 7: 23-24, Message Bible)
Stay loyal to goodness. Hold to your convictions. Continue to cherish that wonderful revealed Truth of Life that you are coming to know. This great law of Love that is the very heart of Life is your salvation and your most natural state of being.
We may feel the pressure of the world or the call of our old habitual ways of thinking and acting. It may seem alluring just to go with the flow and let others tell us what is best for us or what is easiest.
But Paul is pleading with the Corinthians for a reason here. He knew the better way and that they deserved to know it as well. Paul knew, as we do, that to take the high ground, to stand firm on our own individual inspiration, to remember and honor the touch of the Christ in our lives, is heaven. For being true to God, to that high standard of real freedom and goodness and love, is being true to ourselves.
And stepping out from the crowd to do what our higher sense would beckon us to do is not going it alone at all. God is there. The Almighty is by your side—as your guide, trustworthy companion, faithful defender, and the One Who knows and loves you best.
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I hear people use the phrase, “on so many levels”. It his is one area where that is so applicable! There are so many “backsliding temptations, the sirens luring us onto the rocks in the midst of the storm. Politics, religion, business, family relationships are often all in that category. “Maybe just this once I can tell them what I think!” “Other people think he is great but in my opinion…” “I didn’t raise him that way”. “The market is going haywire, we will lose a bundle if things don’t get better”. Thanks for this compelling reminder to hold the high ground, to pray without ceasing and “hold fast that which thou hast” in spiritual growth and demonstration. Love is never haywire, is always great, always abundant, always comforting and guiding. I love this! Thank you, thank you!
Thank you, Pat! Such wonderful thoughts you’ve shared here. Glad we are on the same page…again! Much love and gratitude to you!