Words of Hope from Elder Tom Confer

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:13

The apostle Paul, in his letters constantly encourages the Christians of his time to “stand.” He exhorted various congregations to stand against all matter of hardship and opposition. In some cases, it was against the schemes of the devil, in others it was against false doctrine, or the evils of adopting the attitudes of this world. Certainly, our current circumstances with danger from COVID-19 and the massive economic disruption that is the price of fighting it can be considered the “evil day” of our time. Paul’s words of encouragement, meant for our brothers and sisters in the faith of the first century ring, down through the centuries to us today. Stand firm in the faith of our Savior Jesus’ faithfulness and love for all his people.