Test yourselves — Angus Buchan

A monthly column by farmer, preacher and writer for Jesus, Angus Buchan

This morning while spending the very best time of the day , which is in my quiet time room, the Lord spoke to me almost tangibly through His holy Word the Bible, and asked me a question which I would like to pass on to you to meditate upon.

Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. “Test yourselves” — 2 Corinthians 13:5

Are you and I fair-weather Christians? What does that expression mean, you might ask? Well it means, do you worship God when everything is going well, but when there are corrugations on the road, so to speak, you turn your back on God.

The believer really must prepare himself for the times we are entering into. There is nowhere in the Bible that tells us it’s going to get better in the last days, in fact it actually states the very opposite; it is going to become progressively harder for the Christian to stand up for his faith, especially in public!

Can we say with the farmer Job, that “Though he slay me, yet will I trust Him…”  — Job 13:15.

Because I firmly believe that is what it is going to take.

How are we going to withstand the storms of life which are becoming more and more frequent?

There is only one way, and that is to get up early in the morning, start the day correctly with conscientious prayer, and Scripture reading, spending time in meditation with Jesus. Get fully involved and committed into a local God-fearing Church, (No lone rangers in God’s Kingdom). Share your faith with as many souls as is possible, (no Bible punching) but with tenderness and much love, because it is Christ in you, and only that, which will bring the lost souls into the Kingdom of God. ( “… Christ in you, the hope of glory” — Colossians 1:27 )

God Bless you richly as we run this race together and remember, God has promised us that He shall never leave us nor forsake us, (Hebrews 13:5)

Angus and Jill Buchan

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