Determined like flint
Luke 9: 51 “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.”
We must face up to that which opposes us and not run from it. Do not flee in fear, stand in faith.
The Apostle Paul wrote “we face death all day long” (Rom 8:36);
Isaiah prophesied the Messiah would ‘set his face like flint’ (50:7) and Luke probably taking from Isaiah here records how Jesus “resolutely set out to Jerusalem”.
I used to sing as a child: “Because He lives I can face tomorrow …” So face it, don’t run from it.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6:13)
What path are you on today? Are you where God put you? Then remain there, don’t be moved. Don’t let people pressure you to be where you should not be or do what you are not called to do. But resolutely keep going.
It takes courage to do what God is asking you to do. So get it.
It will probably mean you have to say NO to easier paths.
It does mean you live a life where the needs of others are more important than your desires.
Whatever today holds be determined to follow the path Christ has led you on.