Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation” – giving no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses” (2 Corinthians 6:2b-4)
The word servant here is slave. Slave, not as sinners perverted this in more recent times, but slave as in totally dependant upon the Lord in, through, and for all things. We are to be totally dependant upon the Lord. He will lead and guide us through all that will come before us. He will strengthen us for the struggle which will be ours as we follow the Lord through this age.
The world is filled with difficulties. The Lord has given each of us the will do do as we please. We see the outcome of this with all of the wickedness that fills the world. Yet, He has also given you a will that you can give to Him that You might be what He created you to be. Come then into the presence of the Lord and walk with Him that you may know the salvation He grants to those who believe.
Lord Jesus, You have prepared the way and You know the difficulty of this age. Lead me, O Lord, in faith that I would walk as You lead knowing that You have already prepared the way. Guide me in Your goodness to see that in You alone is all hope and a future glory. Teach me endurance that I may fight the good fight and run the race with perseverance, knowing my hope is in what You have already accomplished. Amen.