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Humility #7—Tested Humility

He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, … that he might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Eternal … that he might test you, to do good for … Continue reading

I Was Just Thinking … God of All Comfort

God is the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3). But what does this mean? If we want to get to the message that God has for us in the pages of his book, we must not read the Bible passively. Instead, we should formulate questions about what its statements mean. Then we should let … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #8 — Well-Watched Praise

The Eternal is in his holy temple; the Eternal’s throne is in heaven. His eyes watch; his eyes examine all people. The Eternal tests for righteousness; indeed he hates wickedness and the love of violence. Psalm 11:4–5 Eternal God, as you scan and scrutinize our lives from the beauty and majesty of your heavenly dwelling, … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #2 – Righteous Living

The eyes of the Eternal are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer. But his face is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3:12, Psalm 34:15 As Abraham stood beneath the stars contemplating God’s promise of infinite blessings, he concluded that the creator of such a cosmos could be trusted; … Continue reading

Trials #5 – Praying Perseverance

Stay awake and pray, so that you will not engage in testing God. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38 Even when we know “what’s behind the door,” it’s often difficult to grasp the handle, turn our wrist and walk through. In fact, especially when we know “what’s behind the door,” … Continue reading

Trials #3 — Rewarded Testing

Happy, fortunate, are those who endure testing, because when they have proven reliable, they will receive the crown of life God promised to those who love him. James 1:12 Businesses crave the coveted Underwriters Laboratories certification stamp on their products because the trademarked symbol signifies that the product has proven reliable by enduring rigorous trials. … Continue reading

Thoughtfulness #6 — Maturing Consideration

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, because the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have its perfect result, so you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 In the best sense of the word James is a pragmatist. He is concerned that we survive long … Continue reading

Goodness #3 — Conforming Good

God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. For whom he chose, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son. Romans 8:28-29 God’s voice booms out of Heaven, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I … Continue reading

Perseverance #4 — Way Out Endurance

If you think you stand, take heed lest you fall. No test is new or unique; and God is faithful, in that he will not allow you to be tested beyond your ability, but with the test will even provide the way out, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 As … Continue reading