In India there is a saying: “It is the ripe fruit on a tree that is stoned the most.” A righteous man is like a ripe fruit vulnerable to the
In India there is a saying: “It is the ripe fruit on a tree that is stoned the most.” A righteous man is like a ripe fruit vulnerable to the devil’s “stones.” Who is a righteous man? He, who trusts in Jesus, is a righteous man. “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God” (Galatians 6:9). Through faith in Jesus we are righteous. Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness (Romans 4:3). Abraham was troubled for most of his life without the promised son until God gave him a son. A righteous man may have many afflictions, but God shields him. So, let not troubles discourage us.
The cover of a friend’s birthday card read, “Let troubles follow you all your days . . . ” and flipping open, it read, “but never overtake you!” No trouble can overtake or overwhelm you. So be of good courage. Trouble takes you to God, and God takes the trouble away.
Father, thank you for helping us through troubles. Thank you for encouraging us with your love.
Director, GPS Institute of Agricultural Management, Bangalore
After Haggai, evangelism has never been the same for me. All my post-graduate students (mostly non- Christians) have been told the Gospel, and three are strong believers.