Fool’s Paradise

Fool’s Paradise

Though it (your faith) is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ – I Peter 1:7.

Our faith is tested through the trials, troubles, difficulties and challenges of life. How we handle these tests is crucially important, because it’s the single most determining factor of God’s blessings and promotion. Scripture says that Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered, although He was a son of God. What determined obedience is how He handled His tests and trials. It wasn’t the tests by themselves, but how He handled them.

How we react to God’s teaching, correction or discipline tips the scales, it’s what He is looking for because that’s what determines faith. It’s not what you go through that works for or against you, but it’s how you go through it. Jesus response to His trials and tribulations was that of obedience. As a result God accepted Him, blessed Him and promoted Him. People who react adversely to God’s proving and pruning are living in fool’s paradise.

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