“Be on your guard, stand firm in the Faith, be courageous, be strong”. 1 Corinthians 16:13
It seems that God is telling us to stand steady in our Faith at the moment, be strong and courageous because the times that are coming are going to require us to be really grounded in who we are in Christ. The end of the end of days is going to require courage and strength to keep moving forward with God, because there is going to be great deception in the land and unless we know God’s Word we are going to be among them. Stand steady friends and have the courage to speak The Word no matter what!
The way I understand this scripture is that God is stoked when you believe He is there even though you can’t see Him. He is happy with you because you continue to diligently seek Him out. You need to have Faith to believe in God, because Faith is the evidence of things we can’t see in the human realm.
I will probably never see a million dollars in my lifetime but I know that it exists and if I diligently seek it, I would find it and be rewarded as many others before me. I hope that makes sense.
This is a classic scripture that sets it out plainly that children are to listen to their parents. Kids, especially teenagers think their parents are pretty stupid, they don’t understand that what we teach them is for their own growth and progression into adulthood. Teach them this scripture from the word go and getting them to understand will be easier.