a study on the word ~stand~ part 9
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I LAY down my life for the sheep. John 10:15
Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to LAY down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16
It is very clear in scripture that we are to lay down our lives, as Jesus laid down His life for us, always esteeming others better than ourselves, and always doing unto others as we would have them do unto us. We can only do this through the grace of our beloved Savior.
For other foundation can no man LAY than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 3:11
Fight the good fight of faith, LAY hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Tim 6:12
But LAY up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:20-21
To STAND is to lay your life down for your brethren, to lay hold on eternal life, Jesus Christ the foundation of our faith and to lay up treasures in heaven.
This is a high calling…as Paul said we should be pressing toward the high calling.
This is a very high calling…to STAND…