God Never Said That!
by Pastor B.J. Knefley
There are many things that are attributed to God that he never said or did. One such example is what I heard my daughter say the other day. She stated that God would never give her more than she could handle. Well, God never said that.
Actually people are experiencing things everyday that are beyond their capabilities to handle. The idea that God wouldn’t give you more than you can handle would also then seem to imply that everything that comes your way is from God. Although it’s true that He allows it, He isn’t the author of it. For example, did you know that Satan has the power over life and death? Surprised? Read Job chapter one and you will find that Satan was given permission to do whatever he wanted to Job except take his life. But Satan did take the life of his children.
Some believe that this thought comes from I Cor 10:13 where Paul says: “God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out.” (1 Cor 10:13). But this has to do with temptation.
Take a few moments and read Hebrews 11. It’s the chapter that is referred to as the faith chapter. It’s a great testimony of God’s deliverance and provision to people of faith, but it also tells of those who did not received deliverance. In fact the very opposite happened, they suffered. The point is that even in their suffering they kept their eyes upon what laid ahead and that even in death, God was able to deliver them.
James, said “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (James 1:2-4). Perhaps it’s not what happens to you but rather what you do with it. Think about it.
Friday, September 30, 2016
God Never Said That!
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