The analogy for what we’re about to discover is endless.
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There was something that the Bible characters understood that we often fail to grasp.
I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. (2 Tim. 1:12)
Paul was finally convinced.
After all the beatings, countless near-death experiences - he was finally convinced. Convinced of what exactly?
That God guards what we trust Him with.
What do you trust God with?
- Your money?
- Your career?
- Your family?
- Your future?
- Your life?
All that which we think is ours - isn’t ours to begin with. But moving past that - when we trust God with all that He has entrusted us with - God guards it!
With His omnipotence and His dear life.
When you commit to God your career, your girlfriend, and your saving’s account - God will guard them.
And what God decides to guard - no one can take away.
From our vantage point - it appears as though apostle Paul has lost many things. His reputation, his health, his safety, his wealth, his career as one of the most promising disciples of Gamaliel, and his opportunity to enter into Sanhedrin - the highest Jewish Councils in his day.
But at the end of his life. Paul was convinced. In fact, he knew that he had lost nothing.
Instead he had gained all things through Christ to whom he had entrusted all things!
Again, what do you trust God with?
Remember - everything you do not trust God with you’ll lose eventually.