Listen in to learn how Jesus passed the test and let His example give you wisdom and strength for those times when Satan puts you to the test.
In the midst of catastrophe your priorities change. You find the things once important to you are now insignificant. And you become more sensitive to God—you learn to trust Him like never before.
We take for granted the freedom of reading the Bible in our own language. The Bible came to us at great cost. Men and women sacrificed their lives so God’s Word could be in the hands of the common people.
Building up others means to edify, encourage, and uplift them so they will be strengthened inwardly to persevere despite difficulty. Encouragement seeks to infuse difficulty with meaning. Without that sense of meaning, hope and the will to go on fades.
When John the Baptist appeared on the scene to introduce Jesus, he didn’t charm his audience with a message filled with rainbows and sunshine. Frankly, John was brash and insulting! Why did this biblical prophet come across so hostile and angry?
God sees everything from the beginning to the end. But you have a limited view. Although in the moment you may be feeling defeated or forgotten, God sees the final scene. And from his perspective, it’s beautiful.
We wrestle with God’s sovereignty because we want to be in control of what happens to us. But God sees the whole picture of our lives from start to finish...and He says, “Trust Me. I know what’s best for you.”