Mat 13:21 But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away.
I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.
And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God
It’s a common and important thing for any product to be tested before releasing to end users to ensure delivery of the valued proposition.
There wouldn’t be need for testing if there isn’t probability that the product could fail the test. At the center of a test is the objective to check if the valued proposition still holds. In system development parlance, The accuracy and workability of the product says alot about the developer and the product owner. This implies that the product’s reliability only reveals the intelligibility of its maker.
A fire does burn, true. But it also reveals as in the case of Gold purification and petrochemical products. This part of the series Tested by fire is to help you see God amidst the fire of your testing ( in you and with you through his word)
God wants to showcase us to the world ( as his icons or trophies) and as examples to those coming after us -kind of like a cloud of witnesses. In the previous part of this series Tested by fire 7 we saw the life of job and his ordeal and the latter part of his life.
God’s word holds lot of promise to those who indulge in its truth (2 Cor 1:20). Sometimes the fire that we pass through is so we can see for ourselves that God’s word stand true and flawless (Psalms 19:1-11) regardless our circumstances and situation. Test and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8), His promises are ye and amen (2 Cor 1:20). He shall keep to the promise He has made to his loved ones.
My dear friends may we find strength in the scriptures and be comforted by them in the times of our testing.
Prayer: Father we know you want us see you as Lord beyond the storms, and so, remember the word in which you have caused your servant to hope. May the fire of your word be with us and keep us warm in the wilderness of our testing. Amen.
By Jeremiah Dawus