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Hold Fast to the Word: A Beacon in the Storm

Titus 1:9

Holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince those who contradict.


In the hustle and bustle of our lives, amidst the noise, the distractions, the trials, and the fears, there is one constant that remains unshaken - The Word of God. It is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path (Psalm 119:105). Today, I want to encourage us all to hold fast to the Word, as it is our ultimate guide, our map, and our compass in navigating life's stormy seas.


Hebrews 4:12 tells us, "For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart." This passage is a powerful reminder that God's Word is not just a collection of stories or historical accounts; it is an ever-relevant, powerful, and living truth that refreshes our soul and guides our steps every day.


We hold fast to the Word not only by reading it daily but also through meditation, internalisation, and application. We are not just readers of the Word but doers (James 1:22). It is in doing that the Word becomes flesh in us, becomes a part of us, and guides our actions, decisions, and reactions.


In a world where shifting sands of moral relativism seem to be the norm, holding fast to the Word provides us with a solid foundation. While societal norms and values may change, the Word of God remains the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). It offers a firm footing amidst life's uncertain terrain.


When we hold fast to the Word, we are holding fast to Christ, who is the Word made flesh (John 1:14). In doing so, we become partakers of His divine nature (2 Peter 1:4), equipped to face life's challenges with courage, resilience, and faith.


Yet, holding fast to the Word is not a passive activity. It requires effort, a conscious choice, and a commitment to immerse ourselves in the Scriptures. It is about making the Word a priority in our lives, carving out time and space amidst our busyness to encounter God in the pages of the Bible.


I encourage you, dear friends, to treasure God's Word, to hide it in your heart that you might not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11). Let it be the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you reflect on at night. Let it guide your decisions, correct your missteps, and encourage your soul.


As we hold fast to God's Word, we can trust that His promises are sure. When storms rage, when we feel lost, when we are uncertain about the path ahead, we have the unfailing Word as our guide, our comfort, and our hope.


May we be a people of the Word, holding fast to it in a world that desperately needs its truth, its guidance, and its light. May the Word dwell in us richly, teaching us, correcting us, and equipping us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).



Heavenly Father, help us hold fast to your Word. May it be our comfort, our guide, and our light. Teach us, shape us, and mould us through your Word, that we may reflect your love and light to the world. In Jesus' name, we pray, Amen.