We live during an age when there are many false teachings and religions endeavoring to impress those not students of the Bible. The same was true during ministries of the early disciples, Paul, Peter, and James; therefore, when writing letters or epistles they admonished followers of Jesus to remain faithful and steadfast in their beliefs.
In his first letter to the church at Corinth, Paul wrote, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Then we read that after Peter cautioned believers who had been saved from former sins to remain faithful to Jesus and wrote: “For this very reason, add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge self control, and to self control add steadfastness, and to steadfastness add godliness, and to godliness add brotherly affection with love.”
James also knew the importance of faithfulness and wrote, “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial: for when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him.” James 1: 12.
Steadfastness and dependability, are important to me; I’ve said after my death, one of the things I hope people can say about me is that I was dependable. I endeavor to do what I promise, or give a reason for not doing it, but at almost one hundred, I may forget.
So thank You Father, for instilling in me the virtue of steadfastness. It’s being tested, but through my faith in Jesus I shall be victorious. In His name I thank You! Amen.