Everything has a purpose, I think, what do u think? But first before, I discuss a little about adversity. Here’s a thought or 2.
First this padre writes mostly 2 the Christ community. Always hoping to motivate Christians to fight the evils of the day. Because others outside the Christ community purposefully or by accident read my discussions. It’s hoped that they’ll be motivated to explore our Christ culture and join us.
There is a difference between the Christ culture and the church culture. The Christ culture follows and implements only what the scriptures teach. While the church culture thinks that all religions lead 2 God, and therefore make their own creeds, and proclaim them as Bible based.
Here is perhaps the most important discovery that one can make during ones lifetime. The Bible is a closed book. It can only be understood by the Christ community. Here is your proof! Jesus said, “They who have ears to hear let them hear,” Mark 4:9. And He said to them, “(His followers) 2 u it has been given 2 know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but 2 those who are outside, all things are parables, so that seeing they may not perceive, and hearing, they may hear not understanding; lest they should turn, and their sins be forgiven them,” Mark 4:11-12.
How 2 over come adversity: “Every commandment which I command u today you must b careful to observe, that u may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers,” Deuteronomy 8:1. It’s the difference between Christ culture and the church culture. U must be careful 2 observe because it has its pleasant benefits.
Now adversities purpose: “And u shall remember that the LORD your God who led u all the way these 40 years in the wilderness (adversity can be long, y, 2 humble u, 2 test u, 2 know what was in your heart, whether u would keep His commandments or not. So that He might make u know that the people shall not live by bread alone; but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD,” Deuteronomy 8:2-3.
Some might say, what application does that have 4 me? Moses was addressing the Jews, and I’m not a Jew, and we’re centuries away from that Jewish experience.
Here is your answer, part of it was aforementioned citing Mark chapter 4. And tied together with Galatians 3:26-29, “For we are all the people of God through faith in Jesus Christ. 4 as many of u were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female, 4 u r all 1 in Christ.”
The times and the seasons change but the applications remain the same.