He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ”        [2 Thessalonians 2:14]

Every cook knows if you fail to put the right ingredients in a cake it may rise up and look good for a moment but then collapse in on itself!  The ingredient that allows God’s people to stand and not collapse is the ‘Glory’ of God.  Given in measure Paul says it is that which will allow you to—stand firm, and hold fast.  “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold fast…” [V.15 amp]

Change is not new but the ‘speed’ of change has and is accelerating.  Rocket science proves the greater the speed the greater requirement for stability.  All around the kingdoms of this world we understand nothing is sacred, nothing is stable, and nothing secure—apart from His glory!

The knowledge of the Sovereignty of God, knowing He is always in control and working with man from the inside out, gives credence to the relationship between a man and His God. Through this impregnation of His Glory within man Paul urges those called to receive; consolation, encouragement, hope and unmerited favor [v. 16 amp]

The truth about speed is, it takes away mans ability to pretend—high speed living requires high speed response, there is no time to ‘cover-up’ but everything is laid bare and proves mans stability or the lack there of.

Those who are called need not fret, worry or complain—God is Sovereign and there’s power in His Name.  Stand in the power of this Glorious One—and prove the battle He has won.  Shed not a tear for loss in this life but cling to the Cross and let go of strife.   God gives the power to overcome when the work of the spirit allows His Will be done.

Further reading:  Isaiah 43:1-2 – Colossians 1:27 – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

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