Sunday, 19 June 2016
DCLM Daily Manna, Sunday June 19 2016 by Pastor Kumuyi - Will You Pass The Test?
Topic: Will You Pass The Test? [Sunday June 19, 2016]
Text: Job 2:1-13
Key Verse: "But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face" (Job 2:5).
To find out the composition and true nature of a substance, the most acceptable way of doing it is to subject that substance to scientific test. What will be normally done is to carry out a laboratory test of the stuff where all the compositions are extracted, examined and identified. The result of the test will put to rest whatever arguments, claims or debates concerning the object. Proofs are the most acceptable testimonies to a claim.
God, in today's text, had boasted to Satan about the piety, faith and loyalty of Job to Him. Satan had contested that, claiming that Job will deny his faith in God in the face of the most severe form of trial. God gave Satan the go-ahead with the test and at the end of the day, Job proved to be genuine. There are many who are quick to own up and claim that they are Christians and love God when all things are going on well with them. As long as they are healthy, have good jobs, providing for their families and are not facing any form of crisis, it is easy to sing, worship and serve the Lord. But the true test of our faith comes when we are faced with trials. Trials reveal whether we truly love the Lord or not.
There are many who have turned their backs to God and denied their faith in Christ just because of the difficult times they were going through. We must understand that God has not promised us a life without thorns. But He has promised to soothe and heal our wounds as long as we hold on to Him. There is no trial that the Lord allows to come our way that is strong enough to sweep us away. He won't give you a test beyond your strength. What you face at the moment is just to reveal your true strength. Don't give up! It will soon pass.
Thought for the day: Trials are the acid test of true faith.
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DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor William Folorunso Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.