“Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”
IN GOD WE TRUST
After Jesus’ second test in the wilderness, Jesus declared to the evil one, that he will trust only God and not be unsure in his faith of God. Likewise, for us, we are tempted repeatedly to question the presence of God in our lives. Is God real and is God with us? These questions are not the result of God’s supposed absence in our lives, but in the temptation to question God’s presence. When our faith wanes, we search and question if God exists. Through both a questioning of if God will help and if God cares, we become tempted to test God. Instead, Jesus wants us to be fully aware that God is a loving and caring God. Through which we have no need to doubt or test. Having this faith strengthens us to meet those tests that show up in our lives, including our Lenten goals.
Points of Reflection
- How often do you doubt that God exists and what are the causes?
- What strengthens your faith; like church, acts of charity, prayer, etc.…?
- How do you feel God in your daily life?
Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman
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