Determined


In the book of 1st Corinthians, Paul said that he had determined to know nothing among them but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Job said that he had made a covenant with his eyes that he would not look upon a maid (Job 31:1). The Psalmist said, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes (Psalms 110:3).

These men determined and unwavering regarding things in their lives. There must come a time in all of our lives that we too are determined and strong-willed. There must be certain things that are unwavering.

If we say that we are born again, then we must determine that we will not do anything contrary to the Word of God or His commandments. We must decide that we will serve no other God but Jesus Christ. We must settle on truth and not on error. We must establish within ourselves that we will not let go of truth, and we must resolve within ourselves that we are going to make heaven at all cost.

And finally, we must also determine to encourage others, so that Christ may be exalted in them as well. We must do what we can to enable others to become overcomers and make it to heaven.