Remember when a man’s word was his bond, a hand shake was a contract, home cooking came from your kitchen, or a dollar was worth a dollar? I was showing a couple of our grandkids a silver dollar. They wanted to know if it were a dollar, why was it so valuable. Man’s standards change with man’s desires. Words seem to flow without a lot of thought. Fist bumps have replaced handshakes. You can now get home cooking in the frozen section of the local store. And a silver dollar is worth at least eighteen dollars. What is the value of a believer who holds to the Word of God?
James 1:12 ESV
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Psalm 119:1-176 ESV
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes! ...