Leviticus 7:35-36 This is the consecrated portion for Aaron and his sons, from the offerings made by fire to the Lord, on the day when Moses presented them to minister to the Lord as priests. The Lord commanded this to be given to them by the children of Israel, on the day that He anointed them, by a statute forever throughout their generations.
God takes care of those who are called in service to Him and if you are saved, you are called into service to God. Let there be no doubt in your mind that God takes care of ALL who are His. I say this knowing that there will be doubt because God will take you through lean times and challenging circumstances and He does this to let the chaff blow away so that what remains should only be useful and profitable things.
1 Peter 1:3–7 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ
In another place, Jesus put it like this “No student is greater than his Teacher” (Matthew 10) and when we stop to think about it … it only makes sense that if the Son of God should have suffered trials while ministering on earth, then certainly His disciples should expect hardships. In 1 Peter chapter 1, Peter points out to us that trials are temporary and that they have a purpose … and … Believers should expect to suffer. It’s an inevitable part of our calling. The thing is that to believe means we face suffering with new confidence and with hope because it develops our character, it equips us to be more effective, draws us closer to Jesus and prepares us for eternal life … Not meaning that eternal life will bring suffering but that suffering looses from us those things that are temporary and what remains are those things which are eternal.
The Bible says that suffering is profitable for us in many ways, including affirming our adoption and deepening our fellowship with one another. Many times Jesus pointed out that God takes care of those who are His and it’s a theme we find repeated many times in the Bible as well, probably because there were so many trials being experienced by believers that it needed to be repeated. Today it is a subject often taught in the pulpits because we all have in common a call to suffering just as our Lord Jesus suffered, yet He much more than we. God takes care of His own in a variety of ways and I can attest that it is always according to His timing … And never according to ours … Yet always right on time. God will never let you bear more than you can handle and He will always have better things for you at the end of a trial than you had at the beginning.
You are a child of God and you are clothed in robes of righteousness, arrayed more splendidly than King Solomon. You are a child of God and with the Bread of Life, you are fed more faithfully than the birds of the air. You are a child of God and are held in arms and hands that suffered for you and loved with an unfailing love. You are a child of God, with promises that never fail, an heir to eternal satisfaction and security …
Philippians 3:13–14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
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