CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Saturday, November 26th, 2016
1 Peter 4:7-5:14
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of Babylon. – Dan 3:30
God turns destruction into promotion. The king of Babylon threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego into a fiery furnace. The fire was supposed to destroy them; instead, it served as a launching pad for their destinies by proving just how faithful God is! What the enemy intends for evil, God will use for good!
Jesus meets His people in the midst of every fiery trial to remind us that the enemy is already defeated, and we are victorious. This is why Paul could confidently proclaim that even in a “great trial of affliction, “ he had “abundance of…joy” (2 Cor 8:2). This is why James was bold enough to exhort every believer to “count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (James 1:2). When the enemy turns up the heat, Jesus shows up and shows off!
No matter what you are going through, trust God. There is no fire hot enough to burn the cross. God will turn the enemy’s plans for destruction into promotion.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. – Rom 8:28
Father, thank You for walking through every fiery trial with me. Thank You for turning the enemy’s plans for destruction into divine plans for promotion! No matter what, I trust You!
See commentary from this day in 2014: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-330-fire/
See commentary from this day in 2015: http://intelligentcharismatic.com/day-330-coming-unscathed/
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