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Joy through Tribulation

The Quest for God

The underlying foundation of the Christian faith is the undeserved, limitless miracle of the love of God that was exhibited on the cross; a love that is not earned and can never be. Paul said this is the reason that “in all these things we are more than conquerors.” We are super-victors with a joy that comes from experiencing the very things which look as if they are going to overwhelm us.

Huge waves that would frighten an ordinary swimmer produce a tremendous thrill for the surfer who has ridden them. Let’s apply that to our own circumstances. The things we try to avoid and fight against—tribulation, suffering, depression, and persecution—are the very things that produce abundant joy in us. “We are more than conquerors through Him” “in all these things”; not in spite of them, but in the midst of them. A saint doesn’t know the joy of the…

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A Lamp Unto My Feet

“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path. I have sworn and I will confirm it, that I will keep your righteous ordinances.” Psalm 109:105-106 (NASB)

When an unbeliever reads the Bible he finds it dull, full of hidden meaning, and filled with contradiction and absurdity. But when a believer reads the Bible he reads living words. He sees Jesus as “a root out of dry ground.” He sees Him as the Rose of Sharon, The Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star–One altogether lovely, pure, holy, glorious and mighty.
Ask an unbeliever what he thinks of Christ and you will get a variety of answers. Ask a believer what he thinks of Christ and he will declare that Christ is his Savior, his Friend, the One in whom he hopes, the One who will receive him into heaven when he departs this life.

The Gospel According To Jesus – Part 96

“Hear Me, everyone, and understand: There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Mark 7:14-17 (NKJV)

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