Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Trying Our Faith

"Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience."  James 1:3.  The Christian life needs consistency.  Faith is to be that which abides.  The Christian life can know little faith, no faith, or great faith.  The kind of faith that we have will be decided by the way in which it is tested.  Abraham had his faith tested, and he become the Father of the Faithful.  Job had his faith tested and he came to have more than he had before Satan took it all.  The test of Paul's faith brought him to his readiness to die.  The testing of our faith will decide our commitment.  Many fail a tested faith.  Demas was one who failed.  Judas Iscariot was not able to pass faith's test.  Jesus even faced the test of faith as He went to the garden to pray.  But He passed.  When faith is tried, we become stronger when we pass.  A faith not tried is a useless faith.  God tries our faith, even if He uses the devil, so that we can remain strong and committed.  Patience, endurance, is the fruit ot a tested faith.  A tested faith that overcomes and endures is a mighty weapon in the kingdom of God.

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