As I have been reading through Job’s calamitous life experience, pondered upon Abraham’s horrific test of obedience (offer up Isaac as a sacrifice), Esther’s walk into the throne room of certain death (as she knew it at the time) and countless other examples that we read of in the word of God, this scripture flooded my mind:
As I also remembered Peter’s challenges and Jesus’ prayer for him:
“Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has demanded permission to sift [all of] you like grain; but I have prayed [especially] for you [Peter], that your faith [and confidence in Me] may not fail; and you, once you have turned back again [to Me], strengthen and support your brothers [in the faith].”
LUKE 22:31-32 AMP
This caused me to meditate and ponder upon this thought:
Could it be that some of the stuff we may be going through, those difficult flesh battles and/or decisions we are facing, might just possibly be the Lord building upon you as a rock (within the bigger rock which is Jesus is our Saviour). I say this, as being a born again, Holy Spirit filled Christian, then you are a part of His Church, His bride and will be a continuous building project until you go onto glory, through the doorway of death, to your final and eternal home as was Peter.
Therefore my dear brothers and sisters, I encourage you to press on in the knowledge that:
“No temptation [regardless of its source] has overtaken or enticed you that is not common to human experience [nor is any temptation unusual or beyond human resistance]; but God is faithful [to His word–He is compassionate and trustworthy], and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability [to resist], but along with the temptation He [has in the past and is now and] will [always] provide the way out as well, so that you will be able to endure it [without yielding, and will overcome temptation with joy].” 1 Corinthians 10:13 AMP
This is my thought, prayer, encouragement to us all for the day.
God bless you,
“But test everything that is said. Hold on to what is good.”
1 Thessalonians 5:21 (New Living Translation)