And what I am doing I will continue to do, in order to undermine the claim of those who would like to claim that in their boasted mission they work on the same terms as we do. For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:12,13 ESV
Paul continued on the mission he had received from Jesus in spite of those that would spread false teachings concerning Jesus and His church. Paul always had the continuing mission in mind. Though he faced one obstacle after another he never gave up his mission.
We too need have the ethic that Paul did. The gospel needs to be preached in spite of any obstacle that may come our way. Most of us will not meet the persecution that Paul did, but we will have obstacles to overcome in our mission. Knowing the value of our mission and its end results, salvation of souls will give us the encouragement we need to face any and all obstacles with courage.
So today, let’s make up our minds to be like Paul and continue what we do for the Lord in spite adversaries. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, Hebrews 10:24 ESV
© 2013 Leo J. Woodman