The Devil Says: “Give Up!” by Gene McGuire January 28, 2012
January 26, 2012
“. . . .the proving of your faith works [employs] patience…” (James 1:3 The Interlinear Hebrew, Greek, English Bible)
COMMENT: When we are believing God for any of His promises, it would be to our advantage to employ the twin spiritual forces that will insure victory: faith and patience. Without patience, people have a tendency to give up right when they are on the brink of victory. It is true in the natural as well as the spiritual. During America’s ”gold rush”, I heard about a prospector who had labored long and hard to find that precious metal; he finally gave up and sold his stake. It wasn’t but a few days later when the new owner struck it rich. Spiritually speaking, the devil comes to tell us that “nothing’s happening”; he wants us to give up. When you plant a flower seed, you don’t see any activity above ground for a long time, but there is plenty of activity going on below the surface. If you continue to water it and give it sunshine, you’ll soon see the glorious promise blossomed forth. God’s law of seed, time and harvest never fails.
SCRIPTURE STUDY:Genesis 8:22, Hebrews 11:1 and James 1:4
WISE SAYING: THERE’S NO “IF” REGARDING GOD’S PROMISES . . . THERE’S ONLY “WHEN”!