Friday, January 13, 2012

Tempation and suffering. Why?

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Matthew 4

The Temptation of Jesus (ESV translation)
1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,
“‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
and
“‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God
and him only shall you serve.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Okay. Jesus was tempted and he suffered also (not eating for 40 days and nights), so what? Well look around the book of Matthew. Jesus didn't start his ministry at all until after this happened. Directly after the temptation is when he first preached to a public crowd. Shortly after, he called the first disciples and his ministry spread like wildfire.
So what does this have to do with you?
Well maybe that suffering or tempation you're going through is preparation for when He decides to use you. That suffering or temptation could help you relate to the person God wants you to reach. Being able to relate to them could open a window, a window that may even lead to accepting Jesus.
It might not always work out like that, that's just what I think.
You also may be wondering why there is suffering in the first place. Well I can't really answer that for you. All I know is that we live in an imperfect world, and that imperfection means that there is pain and suffering.
But you can be sure of this: whatever type of pain, suffering, weakness or temptation you're fighting through, God is going to use it as an opportunity to accomplish something amazing, something that only God can do.
So don't be so focused on how bad your situation is that you forget about God. He is there, will always be there, and is always at work around you.
God bless you guys and have a great weekend! :D

--Finding your way in Christ

6 comments:

  1. Hey! First of all, thanks for following my blog! Second of all, keep up the great work. I love this passage and its so encouraging to know that Jesus was tempted with everything we face today, and through Him we can face any temptation as well. I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts! :) God Bless! :)

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    1. Thanks! :D its great to know I have active supporters x) and you're welcome! No problem at all :D God bless you too!!

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  2. Wow! This blog (and blogpost) is absolutely amazing!!!! Keep preachin' Christ bro! And thanks for following my blog too! See ya on Instagram! XD lol

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    1. Thanks bro! That means a lot :D I'm really glad you guys are being encouraged by this! And no problem! You keep speaking the Word also! You never know who God is going to use you to reach!! :D

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  3. THIS IS GREAT STUFF! It encouraged me so much!!! Thank you for your obedience to God. Continue to let Him use you like this!!

    Also, thanks for following my blog too! See you on IG as well :)

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    1. No problem! :) and thank you! its really great to know I'm reaching people with this!! So yeah thanks!!! And I will!

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