JUST SUPPOSE THAT when you were growing up you were hated by your brothers, sold into slavery, lied about and cast into prison. And suppose you had to languish in that cell for months on end. Would you still have faith in God? Joseph did!
Just suppose that you were called by God to preach a very unpopular message – God’s wrath. Suppose the people got up in arms and vented their anger at you. What if they lied about you and tried to take away you life? Would you still have faith in God? Jeremiah did!
Just suppose you were called upon to stand before a king and rebuke him for his sin. And suppose that in obedience to the will of God you performed your task only to learn that your head would be chopped off. Would you still have faith in God! John did!
Just suppose that you lived a perfect life, loved all men, always did God’s will, sought to serve instead of being served, and then you were nailed to a cross to die. Would you still have faith in God? Jesus did!
Just suppose the church isn’t friendly, the people don’t appreciate you, that nobody comes to visit you, that you lose your health, and you go bankrupt. Would you still have faith in God…? John Gipson
“And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.” 1 John 5:4