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Enduring Opposition

Anytime you stand up for what you believe, you will experience opposition — you can count on it! As Paul told his young disciple, Timothy, “All who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (2 Timothy 3:12).

Earlier in 2 Timothy, Paul wrote, “You… must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life” (2:3-4). You are called to live boldly by different standards — God’s standards.

Yes, it will be difficult. But such hardship is nothing compared to what you’ll gain — God’s blessing for your obedience and a clear conscience for doing what is right.

God, when opposition comes my way, give me strength to bear it with grace and maintain a clear conscience. Amen.

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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

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