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atan brings trials to make God a liar by suggesting to the convert that, "after all, the God you serve can't meet your needs - why then is your denial of worldly enjoyments?"
But with understanding, the Christian will see the devil's plight and put his faith in God to make the devil a liar and at the end, the Christian is most blessed.
Trial come our way at anytime of our Christian life since the devil has not been removed from the world. But it serves us right because it serves as a constant reminder that God is still alive each time we are tried and we survive it. After all, our praying strength increases during the ordeals and temptations.
If we are careful, each time we are tempted, if only we can evaluate well, even as situation grows worse, God always gives us chances and opportunities to see a way of thanking Him, so that we shall be able to bear it patiently. (1 Cor. 10:13). The cushion effect will always be there.
Though Joseph lost contact with his family, yet he met with Potiphar's grace (Gen 39:2-6). It was same while in prison (Gen 39:21-23). All these should have encouraged him. This is what I often refer to as 'cushion effect'.
(to be continued)