“Because thou hast kept the word of My patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all…” Revelation‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ ‭KJV‬‬. When Jesus spoke these words of commendation to the church at Philadelphia, He was reminding them of one of the rewards of a life of faithfulness. He said in verse 8, “you have kept My Word and not denied My Name”. And now, because they have kept His Word, He promises to keep them in the hour of temptation. Many in religion today have the mistaken idea that God will keep them no matter how they live or if they make effort to keep His Word. But Jesus makes clear in these verses that His keeping power is extended to those whose heart is set on keeping His Word. These are the souls who read and believe His Word. They trust in His Word and love His Word. They accept God’s Word as their highest authority in life. And they depend upon the promises in God’s Word to help and strengthen them. It is only in this way that we can keep His Word in our daily walk. The psalmist David wrote, “Thy Word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against Thee”. By God’s grace, let us strive to keep His Word and we will be kept by His mighty power.

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