Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Edersheim: the purpose of trial

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
    Feast of Philip & James, Apostles
    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
    —Romans 8:35-37 (NIV)
    For God to explain a trial would be to destroy its purpose, calling forth simple faith and implicit obedience.
    ... Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889), Elisha the Prophet: the lessons of his history and times, Religious Tract Society, 1882, p. 156 (see the book)
    See also Rom. 8:35-37; John 15:10; Eph. 6:6-8; Jas. 1:22-25
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, implant faith in my heart, that I may not doubt in times of trouble.
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