What a lovely day. Temps up to 97%. It is still "all good". Along with being sleepy last night, this chapter had me a stumped a bit. I read it several times today. I am reminded that this is a book, a journal, a guide and I should use it as such and that there is only one Book, the Bible and none above. Hopefully, you will remember me saying that as we go forward. As Christians, we are to rightly divide the word. 2nd Timothy 2:15. It says, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth." I have checked scripture before relaying any of it here. In light of that, I will highlight the scripture references for this chapter because further study is required of me. The essence of the chapter is that life on earth is a test and a trust.
SEEING LIFE FROM GOD'S VIEW
The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
What is your life? James 4:14
And the journey continues....
Life on earth is a test.
God will test our faith, character, obedience, love, integrity, and loyalty. You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered` prayers, undeserved criticism and senseless tragedies. Tests are important to deepen our character, to demonstrate love, and to depend on God. Your rewards are in eternity.
Life on earth is a trust.
Our time on earth, our energy, intelligence, opportunities, relationships, and resources are all gifts from God that he has entrusted to our care and management. We are stewards of whatever God gives us. God is the owner of everything and everyone on earth. He just loans the earth to use while we are here. Everything we enjoy should be treated as a trust. At the end of our life on earth, we will be evaluated and rewarded according to how well we handle what God entrusted to us.
Verse to remember
Unless you are faithful in small matters you won't be faithful in large ones. Luke 16:10 NLT
Points to Ponder: Life is a test and a trust.
Questions to consider: What has happened to you recently that you now realize it was a test from God? What are the greatest matters God has entrusted to me?