During yesterday's sermon, Pastor said something about foundations being shaken. He used other scriptures to make his point but the word shaken stuck with me.
I looked it up. Ten references in the Old and eleven in the new. This is the one that hit me.
Job:16:11: God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
Job:16:12: I was at ease, but he hath broken me asunder: he hath also taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces, and set me up for his mark.
At ease? Job admitted it! And he knew that God had allowed all the things that were happening to him. He'd been set up! If he did it to Job, will he do it to us?
1Pe:4:12: Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
1Pe:4:13: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Excuse me but DUH!!!
This goes right along with the contentment and complacency that HE is dealing with me about.
When we are in our comfort zone, God will send something to shake us. Take your "security". Send illness. Send death. Not that he won't send these things anyway, but when you least expect it
. . . HE beckons.