That Kind of Theology
(Cameron Trimble)

“Lent is an opportunity to consider all the ways God has seen you through the challenges of your life, not as the cause of them but as your greatest supporter through them.”

What was a challenge in your life where you felt God supporting you?

1 Corinthians 10:1-10, 13
Remember our history, friends, and be warned. All our ancestors were led by the providential Cloud and taken miraculously through the Sea. They went through the waters, in a baptism like ours, as Moses led them from enslaving death to salvation life. But just experiencing God’s wonder and grace didn’t seem to mean much—most of them were defeated by temptation during the hard times in the desert, and God was not pleased.

The same thing could happen to us. We must be on guard so that we never get caught up in wanting our own way as they did. And we must not turn our religion into a circus as they did—“First the people partied, then they threw a dance.” We must not be sexually promiscuous—they paid for that, remember, with 23,000 deaths in one day! We must never try to get Christ to serve us instead of us serving him; they tried it, and God launched an epidemic of poisonous snakes. We must be careful not to stir up discontent; discontent destroyed them.

No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.

This episode was written and recorded by Cameron Trimble. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms, Chicxulub, 88, and Saltines by Podington Bear and Timeless by Lee Rosevere.

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