Many have abandoned the truth of the gospel. Others, upon learning of original Christianity according to the New Testament, have refused to follow Jesus and remained in their way of perdition. Even in the midst of suffering, Job maintained his commitment to God’s commandments.
I have not departed from the commands of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth
more than my daily food.
Job 23:12 HCSB
Today, people want to feel good. They want manipulated emotion. They search for happiness in all the wrong places. They go with the wave of popularity, or depend on some religious authority. The two paths lead far away from God.
Father, thank you for my daily bread and even more for your word of salvation. Even if I lose all, keep me committed to keeping your commands. In Christ, amen.