Pocket Sized Thoughts – Patience – Part 7

In Revelation 13:9 and 14:12 we twice have the phrase (with slight variation), “Here is the patience and faith of the saints.” When we think of faith, frequently our minds go to miracles, or spectacular deliverances. God can certainly do the miraculous, but that is not the context of these verses. The saints were undergoing extreme trial. Some were imprisoned while others were being killed. This was happening as wicked powers were opposed to the kingdom of God and His righteousness. However, the saints did not faint, or give up. They endured by faith, patience and also by being faithfully obedient to the commands of God. In times of severe trial, the temptation comes to abandon God and His word. These saints did not do so and neither should we. Let their example be our inspiration to remain faithful to our loving God and the truth of His word.

PRAYER :- “Lord, in every trial, help me to remain faithful to you and your word.”