Where does the idea of Standing come from?
It’s a posture. Standing up, Standing firm, Standing against, Standing in……..as opposed to giving up, being knocked down, walking away, being persuaded to turn in belief. Is there scripture to give credibility to this posture?
Stand firm is the word 4739. stékó It means I stand fast, stand firm, persevere. to persevere in godliness and integrity.
How does this apply to our situation? Marriage is a beautiful reflection, a mirror example of the deep, intimate relationship He wants with us. Marriage teaches us about Him, and Standing for marriage restoration teaches us about how He handles those that sin, rebel, make mistakes. Standing exposes the heart, character, nature of God. The world tells us when a spouse leaves to shut that door and walk away, replace them. But God shows us to Stand in hope, Stand in faith, Stand for a cause. Stand for restoration. Stand firm on the promises He gave you.
Applying the Word of God
Standing firm for a cause that you believe in with the hope of making an impact on the world to change their belief. Our cause is centered around marriage and if a spouse is unsaved, backslid, or lukewarm. If the spouse leaves the marriage or commits adultery. Our cause is standing against the lie that we HAVE to give up and divorce. Our cause brings a resolution. Standing in faith, in hope, on God’s Word for the lost spouse to come to repentance and for marriage restoration.
Resist him, standing firm in your faith and in the knowledge that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kinds of suffering. 1 Peter 5:9 BSB
Standing your ground against the enemy’s plans, influence lies to destroy hope and belief in your spouse’s value and worth. Standing against the lies that say they will never change or can be trusted again.
11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil.
13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. Eph 6 AMP
Standing firm in faith, always seeking truth! We Stand not by sight, by what we see around us, or what we are hearing. But what we have come to know about Jesus!
Be on guard; stand firm in your faith [in God, respecting His precepts and keeping your doctrine sound]. Act like [mature] men and be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 AMP
brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold [tightly] to the traditions which you were taught, 2 Thess 2:15 AMP
Standing Firm is Steadfastness!
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:4
Standing with HIS help!
I will run the way of Your commandments [with purpose], For You will give me a heart that is willing.Psalm 119:32