The Test of Faith


Which  is the bigger issue?  We just re-elected the most Marxist-bent President in American history or  pornographic film stars in California now have to wear condoms?  Oh and I mustn’t forget that three states legalized the recreational use of marijuana.  I can’t imagine what is being recreated there.

You might think that the two have nothing to do with each other but in God’s economy this might be a sign that He is leaving us to our devices, except for the remnant of us who still put our trust in Him alone.

Remember what Paul said:

But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.   2 Timothy 3:1-5

I hope this isn’t that time but if it is I, indeed we all, must be prepared and remember from whence our help comes. It isn’t in politics or anything of this world. It is not in ourselves, our work, or anything we or anyone else produces.

It is in Christ alone. I draw tremendous comfort from this and I hope you do, too.  Tough times might be ahead but I’m keeping it together! After all, the battle is not mine.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

And one more for good measure:

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made complete, and He is the head over all rule and authority. Colossians 2:6-10

Be encouraged Christians! And turn your test into a testimony, whatever it is.  The battle is not yours. It’s His!

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