But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. (1 Corinthians 9:27)
Paul made sure to exert careful discipline in his own life so that he could never become a scandal to those who followed him. Understand this, little flock: your walk is never just about you. Just as your courage in your daily warfare may inspire others, so also might your cowardice cause others to succumb to the enemy’s wiles.
Today, I beseech you, brethren to stand firm in the face of whatever warfare comes your way.
Stand for Christ.
Stand for yourselves.
Stand for your families.
Stand for the brethren.
Stand for the souls who quietly watch you to see who your God really is.