PSALM 144:1 (NLT)

Times of divine training should be viewed as an indispensable inconvenience.

These times enable us to both handle the weight of glory and discharge our God-given responsibility with distinction.

Four Bible characters


1. Joseph

God place him in places of affliction to prepare him for a position of privilege.

Psalm 105:17-25, Genesis 41:1,9-14; Genesis 45:4-8; Genesis 50:20

2. Moses

God led him in the middle of nowhere to teach him that a nobody with God will achieve more than a somebody without God.

Exodus 4:18-23; Deuteronomy 34:5-7; 2 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 11:24-26

3. David

God exposed him to real danger to build him the necessary courage and zeal to protect those under him.

1 Samuel 17:32-40; 2 Samuel 7:8; 2 Samuel 4,5

4. Jesus Chris

God taught him obedience through the things he suffered to make him a source of eternal salvation for all humanity.

Matthew 2:19-23; John 1:46; Luke 4:1,2,14-33; Hebrews 5:7-10

Three Timeless Lessons

  1. It takes adequate preparation to handle purpose properly.
  2. It takes adequate preparation to handle power properly.
  3. It takes adequate preparation to handle people properly.