This Season, students are being tested of how much they assimilated during the course of the semester. This aspect of schooling cannot be wished away. EXAMINATION will take place before PROMOTION can come.
Joseph wrote examinations. His success in such quests eventually took him to the height he reached.
The Examinations tested his patience, perseverance and even his masculinity however he came out successful scoring the maximum 5.0 CGPA. Oh, I cherish this God-kind of Good success.
It never came on a platter of Gold. It was out of sheer determination and implicit confidence in God. At the point his masculinity was to be tried (Gen 39:7), it was a clear cut chance. However, he refused to budge. When this season offers a leeway to passing examinations through the backdoor, never forget to vehemently refuse.
Being DIFFERENT from the rest does not come without a price. The world will hate, curse and try to
lure. It takes a heart like Daniel to overcome. Hear Him: “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat…” What meat are you feasting on right now?
What are you sold out to? Where is your heart? This season when crash readings take place, do we still dedicate such a time to study the Scriptures? They were regarded as being more ‘NOBLE than the Thessalonica’. Why? “They received the word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily.” (Acts 17:11).
What we know and have heard will be tested this season. The teaching given to the three Hebrew Men didn’t get tested until in a strange land. Yet they refused to budge. The fear of being called an OUTCAST often lead some to blending with the world.
However what communion has light with darkness? (2Cor 6:14). Remember that FRIENDSHIP with the world is ENMITY with God.
During this season and other times, NEVER forget this :
“The proof that we love God comes when we keep his commandments and they are not at all troublesome.
“Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.
“ The person who wins out over the world’s ways is simply the one who believes Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 5:3-5).