Today, we are going to look at 1 Thessalonians 1:21. The Word tells us to prove all things; hold fast that which is good. In our everyday life, we are going to run across many situations, and in every situation, we are told in the word of God to prove all things!
Is the situation that I am facing today a plot of the enemy to get me discouraged and give up? If so, I need to hold fast to that which is good. Paul used a champion phrase right here: “Hold fast.” Not only did he tell us to hold, but he is very specific with how you are supposed to be holding. He tells us to hold fast! In other words, when a situation comes your way, you need to respond quickly to the situation by holding fast to that which is good. Do not give your mind to worry or fear; but answer the situation with faith and the Word of God, which is good. React quickly to the situation with the Word of God.
The amplified version states it like this: “But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast.”
So, Champions, let’s make a commitment this week to recognize and hold fast to that which is good. Hold fast to Jesus and His Word. Hold fast to peace and joy over fear and dread. Hold fast to “by His stripes I am healed” instead of the doctor’s report. Hold fast to your faith in God’s Word instead of the what the world may be saying. Make a commitment to quickly respond to a situation with God’s Word.