The life of man on earth 11.0 (in the face of adversity)

Job 13:15 NET Even if he slays me, I will hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face!

The example that comes to mind is the Hebrew boys’ reaction to the threat of punishment and death if they refuse to bow to a strange god.

Dan 3:16-18 NET 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to King Nebuchadnezzar, “We do not need to give you a reply concerning this. 17 If our God whom we are serving exists, he is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and he will rescue us, O king, from your power as well. 18 But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we don’t serve your gods, and we will not pay homage to the golden statue that you have erected.”

Their reply was out of pure confidence in the ability of God to rescue them. The fascinating thing is not the confidence but their unwavering stance on God they believe. 

Job exhibited the same. His wife implored him to curse God. He did not! 

Stand strong when you are in an adverse situation. 

Train your mind not to let go of your hope and confidence in God’s ability. 

Heb 10:35-36 NET 35 So do not throw away your confidence, because it has great reward. 36 For you need endurance in order to do God’s will and so receive what is promised.

It is your faith that overcomes. So, keep it!

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