Another Day: the journey continues 7/1/18

Blog Post created by JACKIE1-25-15 on Jul 2, 2018

Good evening,

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. 


The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren

Day 5

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?


Scripture References.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.


1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.


I Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.


Matthew 25:21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’


 Luke 16:11  Therefore if you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’

Luke 12:48 

48 But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him, they will ask the more.

New King James Version (NKJV)

I hope your day was as much of a blessing as it was mine. 

To God be the Glory.