• Israel Ekundayo

THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH

*WISDOM FOR TODAY.*

*THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH.*

*Scripture Treasure.*

1 Sam 20:26-27--► *Saul said nothing that day because he thought, “Something has happened to David to make him ceremonially unclean—surely he is unclean.”*

*But on the day after the New Moon, the second day, David's place was still empty, and Saul asked his son Jonathan, “Why hasn’t the son of Jesse come to the meal either yesterday or today?”*

*Insight and Highlight.*

The trial of your faith is the test to prove the genuineness of your faith.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

The enemy has a roll call and has a target that he wishes to attain on his death roll.

Saul sounded caring when he asked about David's absence at the meal table but his heart was far from good. He appeared to love David but he hated him.

Saul failed the character test. This affected other traits in him.

Saul, a young man who showed no vices but a delightful heart that went in search for his father's missing asses, a young man with a reverent heart of giving, failed woefully and fell into mischief when the genuineness of his love to David was tested.

*"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?*, Jer 17:9.

Becareful, if it is worth loving that person, it is worth praying that God reveals who he/she is to you.

Your moments of testing will reveal who you really are.

The scripture says that God tests the genuineness of our faith through fire and God does look forward that we be found unto His praise and glory.

1 Peter 1:7 *That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:*

Many have failed God when their faith was tested.

We will know how peaceful you are when you are offended yet you sought for peace, reconciliation instead of malice, revenge, bitterness.

We will know how peaceful you are when you offended yet you sought to own up to your fault, show remorse instead of

pride.

Saul paid for his failures.

David failed, but was remorseful and he regained his stature.

What will be found of you when the genuineness of your faith is tested?

.*Remorse corner.*

Job 23:10 (NlV) *But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold.*

*Call to Word action.*

Job 31:6 *let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

How genuine is your faith?

*Prayer.*

Lord, when you have tested me, let me come forth as gold, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and have a blessed day today.

God bless you.

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