There was a certain person whose heart's desire for nearly 40 years was to depart and be with the Lord.
Yet his Lord had chosen to stand in a particular spot in the midst of the battle and commanded His servant to stand with Him.
The Lord asked His servant: "How much do you love Me? Do you love Me enough to stand firm with Me in the battle? Do you trust My ways and My timing? Will you be obedient to Me?"
With the battle raging, will the servant desert his Lord and head for base camp? Or does he truly love and trust his Lord enough to stand with Him?
How much do any who say they believe in the Lord truly trust and love Him enough to obey Him in any situation in this world? Will they set aside concern for self to stand firm with the Lord of all creation?
"If ye love Me, keep My commandments." John 14:15
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