Friday, December 11, 2020

Common things

1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

 2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

 3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

 4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

 5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

 6  Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

 7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

 8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

 9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.

 10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

God said "Think it not strange...." speaking of the trials, temptations and tribulations that come our way. We may not understand it or the purpose for it but He knows our end from our beginning! Trust Him.

We may not go through the exact same things, yet, each of us face our daily obstacles - barriers even. Don't think you are the only one. Your trial may seem harder than others to you and theirs seems harder than yours to them. We ALL face the fire and what seems unbearable to you can and will make you stronger, wiser, and more powerful than you were before it happened. 

That is why it is called FAITH - trusting and believing no matter what the circumstance or what it looks like. GOD WILL DO IT! Again and again when you/I believe!

Things that are common to man. One of the first and most prominent is death. We tend to forget that death will visit us all. This earthly body will not go to our eternal destination. Death comes at all ages. As long as we know our hearts and minds are righteous before God we have no fear. When God takes us/loved one it may be sad for a time but, remember where we/they (loved ones young and old) are going o live for eternity!

Many things common to man are devastating to the carnal mind. Be prepared, be ready as best you can for the things common to man. When your heart is right with God you have the ability to see beyond the devastation, see beyond the carnal mindset. Looking to the purpose of the LORD. 

Romans 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

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