Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
We all have a natural reaction to every day events. You slam on your brakes when car in front of you does the same. You quickly withdraw your hand from a hot stove. You instinctively reach for an object thrown at you. Your heart breaks and your tears drop when faced with difficult trials.
But there is also a spiritual response that is often harder to endure and is not as natural. So, what is The Spiritual Response to a Sudden Trial?
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18While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house: 19And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. 20Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped, 21And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. (KJV)
15Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. (KJV)
39And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. 41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, 42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 43And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. (KJV)