“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which you have, that no man take your crown.” – Revelation 3:11.

Hold fast.

It means to keep carefully and faithfully. To not discard or let go.

In a world that sees increasing pain, confusion, and strife, there is the temptation to fail in this command.

To become frustrated, jaded, or hopeless.

Or lighten one’s grip on the plow as it strikes rocky soil repeatedly. To look back.

There is the danger of parading experience, the mumbo-jumbo of academia, or relevancy as the answer to the increasing pressure to discard or let go.

What did the church of Philadelphia have that they weren’t to let go of?

“…for you have a little strength, and have kept my word, and have not denied my name.” – Revelation 3:8b

Cling to the truths found in God’s Word and the character of Jesus.

Simplicity in the midst of an ever-more complicated world. That’s a breath of fresh air.

And we’re to cling with what little strength we have left, knowing that Jesus is returning soon.

“And every man that has this hope in Him purifies himself, even as He is pure.” – 1 John 3:3.

I’m so grateful Jesus is returning. That He will fix this messy, hate-filled, confused world which He bled for. I’m so thankful that my job in the meantime is clear.

Hold fast.

Are you feeling like life is frustratingly complicated? Take a moment and thank the Lord for giving you His Word, His character, and the promise of His soon return 🙂