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Matter of Life and Death

QUOTE: “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth of falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it?” — C.S Lewis

When our beliefs are strongly challenged, that is when our true stand is revealed. There are many who claim to believe in God but change when faced with tough situations. If you cannot stand for your faith in God when faced with a life and death situation, examine your heart, seek forgiveness and ask Him to renew your faith. Our Lord is merciful, He will never reject your heartfelt prayer or request.

VERSE: 1 Peter 1:7

“7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”

Peter argues from the lesser to the greater. If we think so much of gold, a corruptible metal, that we prove it by fire, so that it may acquire its real value, what wonder is it that God should require a similar trial of our faith. Our faith is much more precious than gold. It is fully worth being proved. And when it is proved it will result in praise, glory and honor being given to Jesus Christ on the last day.

Don’t you love how God is working in redemption? What grace! For what we see here is that He is taking the worst things that are happening to us in this life and He is working in them for our benefit! All glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. AMEN.



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