Success necessitates the dual elements of human faith and divine providence

 

How then should believers work? Believers should work out of good faith, while entrusting the outcome to God. And to work out of honesty and sincerity of intention is good faith. In so doing, a man builds trust with God and with others. However, one who builds trust with people apart from God is manipulative and God is not with him. One who endeavours to build trust with God apart from people is naive because God works through human structures and authority. Therefore, man must first build trust with God by loving Him supremely. And from that supreme love flows goodwill and sincerity of service towards others. God is with Joseph because he loves God supremely and put his master’s interest before his own. Thus, no matter where Joseph goes, the favour of God follows.

The world because of its evil is sliding towards destruction, but God is searching the earth for men and women whom He can trust to turn the world around. And on their account, He would not destroy the world but bless it. The prophet Ezekiel said,

I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezekiel 22:30

Note: Text extracted from http://thesolidfood.org/en/genesis-391-6-success-necessitates-the-dual-elements-of-human-faith-and-divine-providence/


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