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Engage Your Brain First

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Borrowed Truths

Engage Your Brain First

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1st Cor. 10:13)

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:” (James 1:13)

If the person speaking to you has been born again says to you, “I don’t know why God is letting this happen to me,” I trust your answer will be, “Because He loves you.” You may not appreciate the response you will receive, but you must be prepared for it.

The verse that may come into your mind is Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” But you must at the same time recall Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.”

Even those who have been blessed with much faith in the Almighty towards the path He has laid before them will question His allowing of certain circumstances that arrive in their lives at times. Remember that it was at the beginning of Job’s trials that he said, “What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? (Job 2:10) Then followed many days of questions about the motives of the Living God in his life.

Questions are fine my friends, we all, like it or not, at times question the sincerity of the love of those who cause distress to come into our lives, whether inadvertently or intentionally. Rest assured that if trials and tribulations, if grief and great sorrow arrives in your life that not only does God know about it, He may have caused it. Even if it is a temptation that you have fallen into, where the way out has been clearly shown to you, it is allowed by the Almighty, for our adversary has no power over those who have been born-again, he must ask for permission to assail us.

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” (Heb. 12:6)

“Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?” (Romans 9:21)

You will not be broken, but you may be remolded.

Never think for a moment that the Lord will not give you more than you can bear, if He did not, pride would not only come into your heart, but would remain there, for you would believe yourself able to stand against all assaults by your own strength.

“Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” (Zech. 4:6)

All power belongs to the Living God,but there may arrive at times the need to remind those who have been crucified with Christ of this truth. In these moments, most generally, the last thing on our minds is to praise God, the pain, the suffering, the grief and anger are what control us. “I don’t like this, nevertheless, they will be done.”

“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:22)

There is the balancing point, and the scales must always fall to the truth that the Lord knows what He is doing, that it is being done in love, and that, no matter how you feel about it personally, His glory should be on our minds, first and foremost, every time.

How differently would have Job reacted if the Almighty had come to him first and said, “I am writing a book that will last throughout all eternity that billions of people will read, and I want you to be a part of that.”

We do not need to know why, but we can question, as long as it is done with the full knowledge that the Lord is Sovereign, that it is Him that we serve, not ourselves.

When we die to self we give complete and full control of every aspect of our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ, we trust and obey, we honor Him, we live for Him. You can question His actions my friends, but I would highly suggest you engage your brain before you engage your mouth.

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