Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. (Abraham Lincoln)
Standing firm is an admirable character trait. Being sure of what you believe and defending it strongly is important. But, as Lincoln suggests, what you’re standing on—your argument or your belief—is really the important issue. Arguing strongly on a questionable principle is like trying to stand firmly on a slippery slope or a mossy rock. Be sure that what you’re standing on is right.
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong (1 Corinthians 6:13).