Stake Your Faith

At the scene of the Battle of the Little Big Horn where General Custer was defeated by native Americans is a reminder of dedication. The tribesmen were well organized militarily. They had one band of warriors who wore long sashes attached to their waist that trailed out on the ground. They were given two spears. One was used to drive through the sash on the ground and stake out his territory. That stake that fixed his position meant he was willing to give his life to protect that territory. It means he was immovable. We need to emulate them with our faith.

A spastic, herky-jerky, on-again, off-again fidelity dishonors God, displeases the world, and defeats the doer.

Consistency counts for more than capacity.

Found entered in the diary of Bill Bordan on the day of his death was this notation: “No reserve, No retreat, No regret.” He had without compromise staked his faith and stood by it to death.

When put on trial for his faith Martin Luther is quoted as saying, “Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. So help me God. Amen.”

His closing words were, “Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.” 

He had boldly staked his faith. Take time to stake yours. List such topics as these and stake your faith. What do you believe about: Jesus Christ, the Bible, salvation, for starters?

“… sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15