Saturday - July 2, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
MAIN IDEA: “Choose to be persistent with your faith”
Jacob set a good example about being persistent in our struggle to receive God’s blessings. Jacob, during his struggle with the angel in the reading, had many excuses to give up, but he didn’t. He continued to struggle. Even after being severely injured, he didn’t consider that a reason to quit. His perseverance allowed him to get his blessing.
As we struggle through life we will reach many areas in our life where the challenge to persevere seems over whelming. It may be hard to have the faith we need to continue to please God. However, we must persevere, because the blessings are too great to quit. As the Hebrew writer tells us, 'Without faith it is impossible to please Him, he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him" (Hebrews 11:6).
Do not quit just because you are behind. The score at halftime in life is of very little importance. The only score that matters is where you are at the end of life. Be persistent about your faith in God. Do what He says to, and be where He wants you want to be to have eternal life with Christ.
Does Satan fog up your day to the point of which you are not sure which way to go? Should you stop, pray, and climb above that low point and look down on the fog rather than be part of it?