And when they (Paul and Barnabas) had preached the gospel
to that city (Derbe) and had taught many, they returned again
to Lystra (where Paul had been stoned), and to Iconium and Antioch,
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue
in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the
kingdom of God.
Let me imagine the characteristics of a life lived with firmness of soul.
It is in relationship with other believers that I find firmness of soul.
For the lives of Paul and Barnabas, and for the lives of all believers, I am truly grateful, Lord. May I continue with inspiration and firmness of soul towards your kingdom today.