God Keep Those Who Want To Be Kept
If you remain connected to God and truly desire to please Him, it is 100% possible to stand and not bow to the world’s system. It is easy to make excuses for not walking in holiness. Somehow, we think that because most are choosing the broad path to destruction that it is near impossible to live holy. We excuse our ungodly behavior by in so many words saying, “well everyone else is doing it.” Or “I know what God’s word says but God understands I am human.” If tempted to believe you cannot stand in this vile generation, the account of Noah in Genesis 6 and 7 will encourage you. Genesis 6:6 lets us know God regretted He made human beings because they had become so evil. However, we see in contrast Genesis 6:9 where it says, “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.” Noah saw the surrounding evil, but it did not consume him. He was definitely in the minority, but he still had a resolve to please the Lord, and He did! We read how God destroyed the entire earth and all the people in it except for 8, Noah and his family. Don’t tell me that God’s grace cannot keep you on the narrow path regardless of what everyone else around you is doing. The real question is not whether it is possible to live holy in an evil world. What we really should ask ourselves is, do I want to live holy? As you ponder that question, remember that regardless of how evil the world is, God keeps those who want to be kept.
Titus 24-25 NIV
24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— 25 to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.
About the Author
Anika Jones is a speaker and author of the book Lessons Learned Along The Way: A 40 Day Devotional. She blogs about faith and family at LivingForLater.com and posts weekly videos on her YouTube channels, Living For Later (@livingforlater) and Living Life Now (@livinglifenow). Anika loves speaking about developing intimacy with God and understanding who we are in Christ. She serves alongside her husband in ministry. They live in Illinois with their 6 children.