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2 Corinthians 13:7 Updated American Standard version (UASV)

Now we pray to God that you do no wrong; not that we ourselves may appear approved, but that you may do what is right, even though we may appear unapproved.

THE OUTSIDERSuccess in combating pressure comprises a combination of such factors as accurate knowledge, humility, modesty, love for God, and fear of the Father, not humans. If we build our faith on the accurate knowledge of the truth of God’s Word, we will be able to courageously share our beliefs with confidence. We will be able to resist any pressure that may come our way and conquer the fear of man. While it is true that we are building ourselves up spiritually through an accurate knowledge of God’s Word, we should never depend on our strength alone. Rather, we should humbly understand that it is the power of God that we need in order to resist the pressures of Satan’s world and human imperfection. We need to pray for the Holy Spirit and we must be motived by our love of God to uphold his standards and carry out his will and purposes. Moreover, we need to build up our spiritual strength before we have to face the storms of pressure that exist within Satan’s world. For example, if we train our children effectively and lovingly in the Word of God,  by having a personal study with them, making sure that they are consistent and regular at the Christian meetings, where they participate if opportunity presents itself, they will be able to respond effectively when their fellow peers try to pressure them into wrongdoing.