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Be steadfast in your faith

Cover of Miller’s Morning Thoughts for Every Day in the Year

Today's Devotional

I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you —Galatians 1:6 (NASB).

That which counts for most in Christian life is steadfastness, holding on through all discouragements, all hindrances. Some people make a brilliant start, and then lose their enthusiasm. That seems to have been the trouble with the Galatians. Paul says, “I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel.” In another of his epistles he begins by thanking God for those to whom he was writing for their faithfulness, their loyalty, their devotion to the truth. But he begins this epistle by marveling at the lack of seriousness and of steadfastness in the Galatians.

When certain persons desired to become Christ’s followers, he said to them, “If you continue in my word, then you are truly disciples of mine” [John 8:31 NASB]. It is the continuance with Christ as believers and as his followers that proves our discipleship. We should have our feet on the rock and should cleave to Christ, whatever the pressure may be. It is a great thing to be fixed and stable.

About the author and the source

J. R. (James Russell) Miller (1840–1912) was a Christian author and editor, and pastored various Presbyterian churches.

J. R. Miller. Morning Thoughts for Every Day in the Year. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell and Co., 1907.

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