November 16, 2020 Spirit Meat Devotional : Topic – THE TEST OF FAITH – James 1:1-5, 1 Corinthians 10:13
Today, we will be looking at another aspect of faith that is very critical to our day to day living; that is, the test of faith. First of all, I want you to know that the test of faith is individualistic. No two individuals face the same test. Even if you were born on the same day, you must understand each person will have to walk his or her road of faith.
Every time something unpleasant shows up on your path, it is a test of your faith. Our faith is being tested and God will not allow a test to come your way if your faith can’t handle it. When you look at our text above, James 1:2 talks of diverse temptations. These diverse temptations are not referring to temptations to sin, but challenges and situations of life facing you. These will always come, but the time and kind for each person differs. You also need to note that when these tests come, it is not your person that is being tested, but your faith. James 1:3 says, ‘…knowing this that the trying of your faith…..’ Understand that it is the trying of your faith, and He will not allow you to be tested beyond what your faith can handle.
Tests and trials will always be part of this life and the only place people won’t face tests and trials is in heaven. As long as we are still here on earth, we will face tests and trials; but the advantage of the believers, unlike the unbelievers, is that the believers have faith to handle their tests.
PRAYER: Lord, I receive grace to pass my tests of faith in Jesus name. Amen!
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Ezekiel 33:1-34:31, Hebrews 13:1-25, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 27:21-22