Faith is the key to the Kingdom of God – Prayer for November 7. Praise the Lord, everybody! As Christians, we often find ourselves going through many trials and tribulations. However, God wants us to know today that there is a valuable currency we earn through these things.
Bible Verse for Today
Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you. (2 Thessalonians 1:4-6)
Paul tells the church at Thessalonian that the trials, persecutions, and tribulations they are going through are just a “manifest token” of God’s righteous judgment, a part of being proven worthy of the kingdom of God.
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How many of you remember when we had to buy tokens to ride the bus or trains in New York? The token was a little coin you put in a machine at the subway station, and once the machine recognized and accepted the token, it would then allow you into the train station to ride the train.
Paul is also telling all Christians that there is a price to be paid by believers to ride the gospel train into the “kingdom of Heaven.” The trials and tribulations we endure for and in Christ are our “manifest token,” proof that we belong on that train.
One of the keywords in verse 4 is to “endure.” We must endure these trials, standing flatfooted in our faith and trusting that God will see us through. You can’t work for this token, and all the riches in the world can’t purchase it. This is how we buy our tokens, not with money but with faith.
Faith is the key to the Kingdom. Without faith, you cannot accept what God allows to happen in your life. Endurance through trials and tribulations by faith is how we earn our “manifest Token.” God bless you all.
Faith is the Key to the Kingdom of God Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you for the trials and tribulations you allow to come our way as you mold us and shape us into what you have called us to be. Lord, help us to endure these trials and come out victorious as we earn our “manifest tokens.” In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Also read: Prayer for November 6