The True Test of Faith
In God’s sight, there is consistently an immediate connection between the challenges we may have as adherents here and the delight and brilliance that stand by past.
In the event that we suffer, we will likewise rule with him. It isn’t right to comprehend those stanzas like they imply that by your affliction and your suffering difficulty you win the privilege to a crown.
That is never the situation in the Scriptures.
We don’t win a prize; we don’t justify a single thing from God ever; no reliable assistance places God in our obligation and obliges Him to give us a prize.
These stanzas are saying that this is a trial of the truth of our confidence. In the event that we truly are Christ’s, on the off chance that He has really come to stay inside us, that reality will consistently show itself by our eagerness to endure with Him; to surrender a few things for the wellbeing of Christ; to steadfastly set ourselves against the allurements and enticements of this age and carry on with an alternate way of life.
That is the indication of genuine Christian life. In the event that we want to live for Christ, obviously it is sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that we will impart to Him since we have a place with Him.
In any case, in the event that we are not ready to endure, if the second our Christianity starts to squeeze a tad—on the off chance that we are approached to quit any trace of something that we appreciate doing and live in a manner that isn’t affirmed of—or may even be chuckled at by our general surroundings—we need to contemplate whether that isn’t revealing to us that our Christianity is a fake. On the off chance that we abandon him, he will likewise repudiate us. He realizes what is genuine and what isn’t genuine about us.
On the off chance that we are basically utilizing Christianity to get God to do some decent things for us, this will be its trial.
At the point when the snapshot of pressing factor comes, we will surrender Christianity; we will blur once again into the woodwork, as thousands are doing today, under the pressing factors emerging presently.
On the off chance that that is the situation, at that point He who has consistently known reality with regards to us will say to us, I never knew you. Away from me, you wrongdoers! at the point when the mysteries surprisingly’s hearts are showed (Matthew 7:23).
Yet, in the event that we are fickle—there is Paul’s acknowledgment that in any event, when we do have His life in us and we are eager to endure, there are times when we surrender.
Frequently we are powerless, and we come up short and mishandle and stagger. We are shifty like Peter when he denied his Lord at this point he will stay dedicated, for he can’t deny himself. On the off chance that He is in us, He will hold us protected until the end. He will reestablish us; He will bring us back. He will work through plentiful and great approaches to dismiss us from that which has incidentally crashed us.
He will carry us back finally to quietude, to atonement, and admission of our wickedness, to a rebuilding, so we stroll on with Him by effortlessness.