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Tuesday June 19, 2018 1:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Annually on June 19

If this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment. (2 Peter 2:9)

While speaking of God rescuing godly men from trials, the Apostle Peter mentions a couple of examples- that of Noah & Lot.

If he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others; if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)... (2 Peter 2:5-8)

After Daniel was thrown into the den of lions, king Darius who gave permission for the same, spent the night restlessly.

At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the lions' den. When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?" (Daniel 6:19,20)

And Daniel's answer was: My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king." (Daniel 6:22)

The Bible says,

The Lord is a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in his distress, a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat. For the breath of the ruthless is like a storm driving against a wall. (Isaiah 25:4)

Yes, the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials. If you have been going through trials these days and you have been thinking why you are going through it even when you have been living close to the Lord, be strengthened this day. The Lord who rescued Noah, Lot and Daniel will rescue you too.

Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian