Monday, January 4, 2021

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 4 January 2021


All Kinds of Trials

Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.(1 Peter 4:12-13)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the things about fiery trials is, we never know when we may face them.  As Christians, we do not know if these tests are coming from God, coming from Satan, or if they are being caused by our own makings.  Peter encourages us not to think it strange when they come to test and try us.  He said that we should rejoice because we are becoming a partaker of Christ’s suffering.  Sometimes to feel what Christ went through for our salvation may be done by some form of a trial.  Especially when it causes us pain, aches, rejection, and calamities.  There are all kinds of trials.  And we must learn how to endure them.  Now there are two things we can do with these fiery trials when they come.  We can sit and complain, or we can rejoice.  Which will you choose to do?  

Sing:  Trials dark on every hand and we cannot understand, all the way that God will lead us to that blessed promise land; But He’ll guide us with His eye and we’ll follow till we die; We will understand it better by and by.

By and by, when the morning comes; And all the saints of God are gathering home.  We will tell the story, how we've overcome.  And we’ll understand it better by and by.

Thought For Today:  Don’t allow the trials to stop you from praising the Lord.

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