We Will Stand Alone
Source text: Galatians 6:3-5 & 2 Corinthians 5:10
The Scriptures regularly teach us the value of togetherness. The need for the body of Christians the world over to gather locally for worship on the Lord's day and other occasions to build one another up cannot be overstated. However, there is a need to remember that though we do find safety and encouragement in numbers here on earth we must be doing our part as an individual. And that, after all, is how we will stand before God almighty on the day of judgment. Therefore we must be prepared.
Galatians 6:3-5 speaks to our personal responsibility and accountability.
2 Corinthians 5:10 teaches us about the judgement in light of that responsibility and accountability.
Grasping this reality will take some self-reflection. Romans 7:22 illustrates Paul's thankfulness for God's concern of the inner man despite the struggles in the flesh.
Romans 7:22 For I ______________ in the __________ of _________ after the _____________ ________.
A biblical approach to personal accountability may lead to the loss of some relationships. However, this may clear the way to establish some needed friendships with those that share the same desire to live for God.
Galatians 5:24-25 help us relate to how we might walk in ways more pleasing to God.
Feeling alone can be one of the scariest emotions out there. When we contemplate the change we must make in our lives to be pleasing to God we may fear the loss of some friends to the point of not doing what God is asking. If this is the case, please remember the encouragement found in Romans 8:31-39 wherein God reminds us that we are willing to live according to the Gospel WE WILL NEVER BE ALONE.
Hebrews 13:5-6 "Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU." So we may boldly say: "THE LORD IS MY HELPER; I WILL NOT FEAR. WHAT CAN MAN DO TO ME?""