In other words, he reminds them of that great truth all of us tend to forget when days turn into a slow grind: God is faithful! He uses eight words to convey this fact: “God is not unjust so as to forget.”
Insight for Today
Written by Chuck Swindoll, these encouraging devotional thoughts are published seven days per week.
While preparing the Twelve for a lifetime of serving others, Christ promised an eternal reward even for holding out a cup of cool water.
This wonderful reward awaits those saints who suffered in a noble manner during their earthly life. The significance of this reward is not only related to the words perseveres under trial but also the words those who love Him.
As those who serve the living God, we occasionally need to consider the eternal “crowns” being set aside for God’s servants. What an intriguing study!
The dear older lady who prays in private will be rewarded as much as the evangelist who preaches to thousands. The quiet, faithful friend who assists another in need will be rewarded as much as the strong natural leader whose gifts are more visible.
Things may not be logical and fair, but when God is directing the events of our lives, they are right.
I have found great help from two truths God gave me at a time in my life when I was bombarded with a series of unexpected and unfair blows (from my perspective). In my darkest hours, these principles become my anchor of stability, my only means of survival.
Paul was no criminal. The man was innocent of wrong ..yet he was misunderstood, mistreated, hunted like a wounded deer, and hated by those who once respected him.
Can you imagine being beaten "times without number"? I cannot. Here is the awful reality of physical abuse. Few people will ever know such extreme pain.
Elie Wiesel gives readers a tragic perspective on the horror of the Holocaust. Wiesel's book, Night, will grab you and not let you go. In terse, tightly packed sentences, he describes those scenes and his own confusion as he witnessed (in his teenage years) a chapter of life we would prefer to erase.