Thursday, July 27
Read 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7.

"That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand" (v. 2).

How many times have you heard, “you may shake while standing on the rock, but the Rock will never shake?” Believe me; we have plenty of reasons to shake — sometimes uncontrollably. We hear from miracle workers, prosperity prophets, doomsday downers, and “just be your authentic self” proclaimers. Hold it!
Don’t be duped by their platitudes and promises — they are superficial at best and nearly always based on false promises.
Promise-makers, false prophets, and pseudo-Christians come and go. They act unmovable and unrelenting in their claims, but at the end of the day, they are empty, sounding like clattering tympani. Just noise. No substance. As the earth trembles beneath their feet, they lose what remains of any balance they might have had as they fall to their demise. And at that moment, their knees shall bow before the Rock of our Salvation.

There is great reason to be true to the One on whom we stand, For if faithful we remain, He’ll lead us to the Promised Land. (RBK)

Stand firm in the faith; cling to the Rock.