Dont stop, butter is not formed yet
James 1:2-4. “…testing of your faith”. The trials are for the TESTING of faith. The trials are not to man but to faith. Faith comes as a gift but patience is not. Churning faith produces patience. There are many who have faith but no patience that is the reason why they are not mature yet though they are well advanced in years. There are many who become like Jesus. That is a good thing, but the moment they become like Jesus, their neighbors appear as Pharisees, Sadducees and Teachers of the law. So their teachings start with, “you hypocrites”. Let us not see every one as a hypocrite. Let us have patience.
God is not unjust.
Elihu, one of Job’s friends said, “It is unthinkable that God would do wrong, that the Almighty would pervert justice.” Job 34:12. God was angry with Job’s friends except this particular friend Elihu. You can take his words.
He doesn’t do it willingly
“For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men” Lam. 3:33. Then why he brings affliction if he is not doing it willingly? It is because to make us full, complete or perfect. Even Jesus was perfected by sufferings. “…it was fitting that God… should make the author of their salvation perfect through suffering.” Heb. 2:10
He had a purpose
This is a need. “you may have had to” 1 Pet. 1:6.
About: I am a pastor and working with an organization called Covenant Churches. My parents brought me into the Lord. My wife is Jhansi. I changed her name to Hulda. I have two sons; Joshua, Jadon. I mostly travel in Coastal Region of Andhra Pradesh, a southern state of India. I love God but dont ask me how much. I dont know. I love to see India is released from the enemy, totally and I will.Back to Blog | Add to Buddy List