By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Preparation is defined as the action or process of making ready or being made ready for use or consideration, ready to do or deal with something.
I believe the reason God said to study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15) is so that we would be prepared when difficulties come. During this COVID-19 thing, we have seen true believers stand up and fight for their right to serve and worship God, and we have seen others so fearful they began to come against the church, the believers who weren’t afraid or refused to walk in fear.
What is the difference? I believe it is that one group studied, prepared, and served God, while others didn’t study or prepare properly, so they succumbed to the onslaught of fearmongering, the propaganda that those with an agenda were spewing. It has been sad to watch. So, these people have basically sided with the enemy. They have not been able to rightly divide the word of truth. So many have believed a lie.
But, in how many other areas, when unfavorable circumstances come, are we not prepared? So, let’s begin to read the word of God, make church attendance a priority, learn all we can, put into practice the things we are learning, so we can stand in this evil day, on God’s side. We can and must be prepared for persecution when it comes. If not, we will surely fail. If we want true success with God, we must learn His word and do it.
God is for us — He will help us overcome — but we must prepare.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, May 24, 2021 @ 10:16 AM CDT
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