Devotional Guide, Today’s Reading – Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Theme: THE WILL OF GOD

Text: “And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.” –  Matthew 26:39

Comment: The will of God is that while in this evil world we shall also face trials and tribulations that God allows us to pass through at the instance of the devil. The story of Job explains it all. (Job 1,2). Faith is defined in the Holy Scriptures as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. (Hebrews 11:1). Without Faith it is impossible to please God and by application of it the Elders in the Bible obtained a good report. (Hebrews 11:6,2). How much a person believes in God in times of trials counts a great deal. Have we forgotten that God made us and not we ourselves? (Psalm 100:3). Do we lose focus of the fact that nothing happens to us unless it is allowed by God according to the measure of our spiritual strength in Him? (1 Corinthians 10:13). Don’t we have confidence in God that according to His divine promise, all that He allows is for our good? For we are told in Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” St. Paul charged Christians thus: “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God”.  (Acts 14:22). If we leave God and his way because of tribulations, to whom do we therefore go to?