Whoever believes need never be shaken.
I have chosen to be faithful.
Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
2 Corinthians 4:7-9
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us.
We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed,
“Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”
Then he fell on his knees and cried out,
“Lord, do not hold this sin against them.:
The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear,
but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries,
riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.
But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart,
who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop.