Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus

Daily Light Devotions - July 31 - Morning

Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus ...

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 1 

Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 2 

For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 3 

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. 4 

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 5 

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 6 

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 7 

1. 2 Tim 2:3; 
2. Isa 55:4; 
3. Heb 2:10; 
4. Acts 14:22; 
5. Eph 6:12,13; 
6. 2 Cor 10:3,4; 
7. 1 Pet 5:10

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