Monday, May 14, 2012

No Weapon Formed-5/14/2012 (rp)

"No weapon that is formed against you will prosper" Isa 54:17

There is a man discussed in the scriptures whose name is Lazarus. This Lazarus is known for his suffering and his story is irrevocably connected to one who did not suffer at all in life. Lazarus' story is a heart wrenching one in that he is described as being so sick he had sores, so weak he was laid at the rich man's gate, so poor he is described as a beggar, so friendless dogs gave him his only compassion and so hungry he just begged for crumbs.

Beloved, life can throw all kinds of adversity our way. Whether it is sourced in health difficulties, financial situations, relationship issues, catastrophes, bereavement or general lack, we all experience problems. What is our approach to dealing with what can sometimes be devastating consequences? Does it strengthen our faith or weaken it?

Lazarus eventually died, but we are told that he was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom, ostensibly a place of comfort and peace. Every Christian can expect that same future. Though we may suffer mightily in this life, you must know that no weapon, be it any of the aforementioned difficulties, will prosper against you. As long as you hold on to God's unchanging hand, you will prevail, be it in this life or the next. The Almighty has said, "Live faithful unto death and you will receive a crown of life," Rev 2:10.

Loving Like Jesus,


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