Divine Definitions: (1) The supporter and sustainer of all reality; the conservator; (2) The protector and preserver of life; the maintainer; (3) Ever watchful; vigilant and alert; (4) Able to give undivided attention to every atom, person, idea, system, and relationship in the universe; (5) The one who lifts up; the one who prevents falling or failing; (6) Willing to stand with us against all odds
Comment: Having given us free will, He will not prevent our slipping if we so choose. But He, and all of His friends and agents, are supportive until we understand His way is the right way.
Human Definition: having integrity; upright; honorable; straightforward
• Get up, stand up. Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up. Don’t give up the fight. — Bob Marley (1945–1981) Jamaican songwriter
• Always tell young people to hold on to their dreams. Sometimes you have to stand up for what you think is right even if you have to stand alone. — Claudette Colvin (1939-) American Civil rights pioneer
Symbol: a tall tree