I think with our modern language and slang we lose a great deal of quality words. I feel “abide” is one of those words.
I had never heard this word growing up and I’m a little bummed the NIV has removed majority of it from the bible.
Abide: verb, to endure without yielding – to remain stable or fixed in a state
If we had to measure our level of ability to abide, how would you say you’re doing? This isn’t a legalistic test to see if one believer can abide better than another.
If you abide in Christ, His Word, are you a long term owner or a short term renter? Lord help us to abide in You!
Pursue the Word: Abide
Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. John 15:4
Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. 1 John 2:24
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:12
Sometimes we might get this abiding thing backwards.
Wives can abide in their spouse – and it’s his job to make me happy.
Moms in their children – and only their world matters.
Women in their looks – and starve themselves for beauty.
Homeschoolers in their curriculum – and I die to a schedule.
Bloggers in their numbers – and when they drop I am discouraged.
Friend, abide in Jesus!
Join me and my sweet friend MamaHall today as we Pursue the Word!