Though the people born in this era have been corrupted by Satan and the filthy demons, such corruption has also brought them the utmost salvation, salvation even greater than the mountains and plains of livestock and vast wealth of Job, and greater, too, than the blessing of beholding Jehovah that Job received following his trials.
Martha gave the Lord Jesus hospitality, but the Lord Jesus didn’t praise her. Instead, He said, “Mary has chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.” Why is it?
Why did the Lord praise Mary and say that she attained the greatest blessings of God? So what kind of people can attain eternal blessings of God?
What is grace? According to the records in the Bible, Job was a man who feared God and shunned evil and received lots of God’s blessings. But in his old age, God allowed Satan to attack him…
As Christians, none of us are strangers to trials. So what approach should we Christians take to the trials God sets for us? And when trials befall us, what is God’s will?
It’s written in the Book of James 1:2-4, “My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” From the verses, we can see that God blesses man and perfects man through trials and refinements. So when we are in trials, we should seek God’s will and face the trial with a positive attitude. In this way we can make up for our deficiencies and tempered our will in adversities. Eventually we can satisfy God’s will and requirement and be commended by God. Since ancient times, those who were used by God or blessed by God all experienced tribulations. They obeyed the environment God arranged for them and stood testimony for God, so that they gained God’s blessings. Moses was refined in the wilderness for 40 years, until his hot blood was ground away and he had the true faith to be fit for God’s use, to shoulder the heavy responsibility of leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Abraham offered up his only beloved son, Isaac, to satisfy God’s heart. Finally he received God’s blessings for bearing testimony for God in the trial. Job upheld his faith to God after his property had been stolen and his children lost their lives. Finally he stood the testimony for God and gained God’s blessings. Peter experienced hundreds of trials in the journey of following the Lord. Finally he was nailed upside down on the cross for the Lord, and achieved obedience unto death and love to the utmost. In the Book of Daniel, it says, “Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried” (Daniel 12:10).These words tell us that only by experiencing trials and refinements can we be made purified and get changed in our life disposition. The Lord said, “Whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34). “God’s refinement of man is not merely for the sake of a one-sided effect, but for the sake of a multi-faceted effect. Only in this way does God do the work of refinement in those who are willing to seek the truth, in order that man’s resolve and love are made perfect by God. To those who are willing to seek the truth, and who yearn for God, nothing is more meaningful, or of greater assistance, than refinement such as this.” » You might be interested in reading more: • A Reflection on How to Overcome Trials and Tribulations From a Story • How Can We Face Trials From God Audaciously and Calmly? • What Should We Do When We Face Trials? Learn From the Story of Job
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