This is the last segment to Pastor Paul Chappell’s article on commitment, “Commitment to Finish Well.” I have reposted it in three parts
In the previous blog we considered committing to Maintain a Biblical and Pure Thought Life, Pray for a Humble Spirit, and Cultivate Godly Relationships. If you missed them, go to the blog area and you can find what was previously posted on this.
We finish with commitments six and seven:
“Commitment 6: Increase Accountability to a Godly Partner
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.—Ecclesiastes 4:9–10
In addition to cultivating godly friendships, you should plan for intentional accountability. Seek out godly, mature Christians (I’ve posted before on how I select accountability partners), and ask them to help hold you accountable in areas of general Christian integrity and in specific areas where you know you need help.
Commitment 7: Walk in the Fear of the Lord
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.—Proverbs 8:13
Walk in the awareness of God’s presence every day. In every conversation, in every place you go, in every decision you make, remember the Lord’s presence and conduct yourself and your speech in such a way as to honor Him.”
Pastor Chappell ended the article with these final statements, and I agree whole-heartedly:
“All of us who serve the Lord want in twelve months to be able to look back over the past year and say, “I stayed in the ring, and I’ve finished the year well.” More significantly, as we enter eternity, we want to be able to echo Paul’s statement, I have fought a good fight.”
We don’t fight for personal honor. We stay in the ring for God’s honor, for God’s glory.
May we make and keep the commitments that will allow us to finish well for Him!”
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