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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Daily Word April 13, 2011 - "Through Many Tribulations"

Acts 14:22c
"...through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of heaven."
It is funny that so often we measure success and even God's will according to how smoothly things go.  We think, "Oh, this is way to hard, it must not be God's will for my life."  Or the opposite, "Everything is perfect!  This must be the will of God."  In our passage, Paul has just been beaten for his preaching of the gospel.  Beaten so severely that they thought he was dead.  But instead, he gets up and goes and continues to preach the gospel some more.  When he is done, he takes a breather to encourage the other saints who had not received this punishment.  What does he tell them?  "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of heaven."  In other words, "It's all part of it guys, don't worry about it."  Oh to have the attitude nad mindset of Paul, to be able to endure and know that sometimes before the crown comes the cross.

1 comment:

  1. Great blog post Pastor Chris... something that is good to be reminded of from time to time.