So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. 2 Thessalonians 2:15, NIV
Don’t wait until you’re in a crisis to know what the Bible says, and don’t wait for adversity before drawing close to the Lord.
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring…. When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever… If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all…. Stand firm, and you will win life…. Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you….. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong…. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ (Exodus 14:13; Proverbs 10:25, NIV; Isaiah 7:9; Luke 21:19; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 1 Corinthians 16:13; 2 Corinthians 1:21 NIV, emphasis added).
We cannot remain firm in a belief if it’s based on the shifting sands of daily life. We must stand firm upon the Rock!
We are to stand firm in our faith with the certain knowledge that the battle is the Lord’s. Our faith in His victory—a victory that is already accomplished on the cross—is what overcomes the world. Ray Stedman
Sermon: “The Family of God Standing Firm” on 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17