HIS WAYS ARE SUPERIOR
Though we are created in the image and after the likeness of God (Genesis 1:27), by no means are we equal to Him.
Unfortunately, the lack of understanding of this fundamental truth continues to create so much frustration amongst Christians. In fact, there are some who have completely departed from the faith simply because they couldn’t enjoy God’s promises for their lives according to their own terms.
Nevertheless, the Bible maintains a very clear posture about the superiority of God over man (Isaiah 55:8-9). And until the Christian comes to this realization, practicing the faith will likely remain challenging.
Therefore, one of the key submissions of the Christian faith is to acknowledge the superiority of God in our daily existence.
AND HE REMAINS GOD
One man who understood the superiority of God through life’s challenges was Job. Though a very wealthy man at some point in his life, Job suddenly lost his wealth including all his children (Job 1:18-19).
But strangely, and as God expects of every Christian, Job exercised an uncommon faith amidst his tribulations and declared thus “God might kill me, but I have no other hope.” (Job 13:15 NLT).
Beloved, imagine going through the “Job Experience” for a moment — losing cars, houses, children, job etc. Though not a very pleasant experience, but the Christian faith demands that we must be resolute through our challenges nonetheless.
No matter what we go through in life, God remains the same (Hebrews:13:8)
THOUGH IT TARRIES …
Interestingly, the Bible describes the challenges we go through in life as nothing but light afflictions that will soon fade away (2 Cor. 4:17-18).
It is therefore important to continue to hold onto our Christian faith even when God hasn’t yet met our expectations.
Imagine Job having to wait on God while his ordeal lasted. It wasn’t a pleasant experience. But thankfully Job passed the waiting test and God restored his wealth far beyond his original status (Job 42:12-16).
Job’s experience reminds us all that though God’s promises concerning our lives may sometimes appear delayed, it doesn’t change the fact He’s still able to bring them to fruition (Numbers 23:19).
HAPPY NEW MONTH!