Biblical LifeHacks series
5 Things About Faithfulness
#4. Faithfulness is tested for our sanctification — As we see in the life of Abraham, God allows the testing of our faith to sanctify us. We can expect to endure these tests as a necessary part of our spiritual growth.
The process of sanctification is the way that we are prepared for Worship, to be of service for God in particular the working of our faith. The working of our faith is the trying of patience and by this work we are tested in our sanctification. Like the refining of Gold we are tested. Most of us would prefer to bypass the faithfulness of testing but it is our destiny to be tested-- Jesus was tested. 1 Corinthians 10:13, There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
The hack: Our faithfulness must be tested and with patience; endure hardness as a good soldier.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man [is] unstable in all his ways.
O LORD Save, Jehovah Hoshiah (Psalm 20:9); we thank you for the strength to surpass the multitude of temptations. We praise You for patience, wanting nothing. We decree and declare blessings upon those who endure with patience the divers temptations with works of patience, so that by faith the works we do are not dead but live through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ our Lord. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and for the Glory of God, we petition, with an anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.