"Stand Firm"

"Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love."

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 NIV

 

"The terms in this verse are all militaryWatch ye, watch, and be continually on your guard, lest you be surprised by your enemies

… Stand fast in the faith - Keep in your ranks; do not be disorderly;

be determined to keep your ranks unbroken; keep close together … 

Quit yourselves like men - When you are attacked, do not flinch;

maintain your ground; resist; press forward;

strike home; keep compact; conquer … Be strong -

If one company or division be opposed by too great a force of the enemy, strengthen that division, and maintain your position … summon up all your courage, sustain each other; fear not, for fear will enervate you." (Clarke)