MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019
TEXT: GENESIS 22:1
â€œAnd it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I amâ€ (Genesis 22:1).
â€œIndeed, this life is a test. It is a test of many things – of our convictions and priorities, our faith and our faithfulness, our patience and our resilience, and in the end, our ultimate desires.â€ No words can capture so perfectly the Christian life like the words of Sheri L. Dew as contained in the quote above. Abraham demonstrated uncommon commitment to God when he faced one of the toughest tests of life-he was to sacrifice his only son, Isaac! He passed the test, and that earned him the most revered and coveted title ever-â€the friend of God.â€ You too can overcome like Abraham if you make up your mind to be resilient and resolute to serve God amidst challenges of life like persecutions, trials, and temptations. Christianity is not always a bed of roses. Difficult things that can challenge our faith in Christ will surely come. It is however heart-warming to know that God is aware of the challenges of His children and will create escape routes for them in due time.
Challenge: Tests are there to build you up and not to destroy you.
Prayer: Keep me through every test of life, oh God!
Quote: Indeed, this life is a test.
Bible Reading in one Year: Hebrews 12:5 -11