Standing Firm in Your Convictions

Like the Bible’s heroes of faith, we must stand firm on our spiritual convictions.

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

A person of conviction feels certain that his beliefs are true. However, many times what happens is the things people believe are based on the current conditions or situations of their life. When circumstances change, their convictions do as well. In other words, it’s not uncommon to find someone go back and forth on issues that require a firm resolve.

Contrast this type of instability with the mindset of the convictions of the followers of God described in the Bible.

  • Despite many years of unfair treatment, Joseph didn’t waver in his commitment to the Lord (Gen. 39:1-9).
  • Daniel was a righteous man who earned the trust of foreign kings in an idolatrous land by standing firm in his beliefs (Dan. 6:8-28).
  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego also refused to compromise their beliefs despite the threat of death. As a result, their resolve caused the king to recognize the Lord as the one true God (Dan. 3:13-30).

The Godly convictions of these Bible heroes stood against the changing winds of opinion and the persuasive arguments of opponents.

Unshakeable trust in God and His Word is what grounded their beliefs. Today more than ever, we need men and women who stand firm against philosophies and ideas that threaten God and the church.

Will you take a stand for God?