Fidelity   1 comment

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Above:  St. Michael Fighting the Dragon (1511), by Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

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Rev. 2, 10

1.  Jesus entrusted the interests of his kingdom to the church.  His disciples are to be his fellow-workers.  They are to be his witnesses to all the world, to every creature.  His blessing would attend them always.

2.  But he would not have them ignorant that opposition, persecution awaited them.  The devil would certainly oppose them in their work and lives, would often be the aggressor.

3.  But he is an inferior force.  Jesus has the greater power and will master the situation.

Only let them be faithful.  He does not require the impossible.  “Having doe all to stand.”  Let all hell oppose; they must be true.  So much depends upon fidelity to Him.

4.  “Until death”–whether natural or that of the martyr.

Probation lasts till death and one must be faithful till then, else He can’t say, “Well done.”

5.  “A crown of life.”  The reward is sure if we are true, and is exceedingly glorious.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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