Why is it that some people MAINLY Christians feel that because you claim to be a Christian your life should be all rainbows, ponies, and roses?? Roses stink by the way.. but I digress! The life of a Christian is anything but easy! We are TESTED, TRIALED, and TEMPTED daily! If YOU are NOT getting the 3T treatment than maybe you should re-evaluate your standing with God. That is not to say that God is the one sending the trials your way because that is not always true. Some test and trials God sends. Some tests and trials God USES! Yes, God will ALLOW you to be tested. In Luke, chapter 22, Jesus tells Simon that Satan has asked to sift him (Simon) like wheat. In the book of Job God allowed Satan to test, tempt, and attack Job in numerous ways. Job lost EVERYTHING! He lost his belongings, his house, his land, and Job even lost his friends and his family. His very character was attacked, BUT YET, Job praised God!
When all was said and done, Job STILL in spite of all the TESTS, TRIALS, and TEMPTATIONS, amidst all the destruction, death, and devastation……. JOB STILL PRAISED GOD!
Are you being sifted like wheat? What have YOU lost? What Trials, Tests, or Temptations have you gone through, lived through, going through? Will you STILL praise God?
I have good news for you Job came through his tests, trials, and temptations. He was tried and found worthy in Gods eyes. Everything that Job lost, God replaced, multiplied, and magnified in Job’s latter days!
Job 42:12-17 tells of the increase that God blessed Job with.
12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys. 13 He also had seven sons and three daughters. 14 And he called the name of the first Jemimah, the name of the second Keziah, and the name of the third Keren-Happuch. 15 In all the land were found no women so beautiful as the daughters of Job; and their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.16 After this Job lived one hundred and forty years, and saw his children and grandchildren for four generations. 17 So Job died, old and full of days.
So, there you have it. After all the Tests, Trials, and Temptations, GOD BLESSED JOB ABUNDANTLY!
Be blessed beloved, there is a light at the end of that long dark tunnel!
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