Will Temptation Preservere?

Posted: June 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
– 1 Colossians 10:9-13

Job was a man without fault. He was blameless as God put it to Satan in Job 1:8, ‘Then the LORD asked Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless-a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil.”‘ Is this ironic to you that our Lord still speaks with Satan? What comes to mind when you read this? In Job 2:7 it even mentions that Satan still has open access to our Lord, “…So Satan left the Lord’s presence, and he struck Job with terrible boils from head to foot.”

Why was it that the Lord allowed such terrible things to happen to Job. I mean, Job lost his house; it burned to the ground, and nothing was left but rubble and dust. His wife and children all died. All his wealth was gone. He was plagued with terrible diseases from head to foot. I mean, this was a cursed man to the rest of the town. Yet… In all of Job’s sufferings, he never cursed God as Satan told God he would. Job never gave up his hope for peace from his torment. Job still loved and worshiped our Lord.

You see, when trouble strikes us and you know it will. It never seems to strike just once or even twice. Its one bad thing after another and another and another. I know we’ve all been there when things go from bad to worse and there appears to be no end in sight. And, it could be that these bad times happen when we probably have done nothing wrong. Or these times happen to us when we did nothing to deserve it.

Why is it that a good person looses something so precious yet the sinner doesn’t. Why is it that a child suffers from hunger, abuse or neglect? Did they do anything wrong to deserve whatever they are going through? Does anyone deserve to suffer? Well, I know from my own personal experiences that bad happens sometimes to good people for reasons we cannot yet see. We only see the bad that is happening in the now, but we cannot see the good that will happen in the future.

You see, the Lord blessed Job with a new family and wealth beyond belief for his obedience and reverence to Him. Job never gave up hope his faith in our Lord and held true to preservere through. He knew whatever was happening now was only for something good yet to come. Our Lord has His way of pulling us out just in time to save us. As 1 Colossians 10:13 says, “…he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

Are you suffering right now? Is there something you are going through that you can’t seem to find the answer to? I have an answer for you… As my brother Mike put it in his sermon a few Sunday’s ago, he said two simple words… “WORSHIP GOD!” Did you loose your job? “Worship God”. Are you broker that broke and you don’t know where your next check will come from, well… “Worship God”. Did you loose your house, “worship God”. Did a close relative of yours die, well… “Worship God”. Our father is there for us to comfort and heal our wounds. Our God is there for us to save us. If it gets too much for you to handle.. Turn to God. Put your hands together and pray.

God Bless you all and may you find comfort today as we part our ways. Humble yourselves in the Lord and come with an open heart and ready mind. Come to our Lord and be willing to except what our Lord needs for us to do for His will.

Brother Jonathan R. L. Spann


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