March 7, 2018
“…Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God” Acts 14:22
The Bible tells us every follower of Christ will experience tribulation in this life. “Tribulation” is a very descriptive term. The biblical term means a pressing, pressing together, or pressure. Our English word comes from the Latin “Tribulum”, a Roman implement for threshing wheat. It consisted of a large, heavy wooden platform studded with sharp stones on bottom. It would be dragged over harvested wheat to separate the grain from the chaff. This gives us the picture of being under severe pressure and beaten down.
This is certainly an apt description of recent days in the capitol!
Even under such great pressure, the believer has the assurance of victory through Christ! This is Paul’s message as he closes Romans chapter 8. Let us seek to find the assurance, peace, and joy of knowing that we are “more than conquerors” in the face of the greatest trials and tribulations.
This will be the topic of this week's Bible study in the West Virginia state capitol as we wrap up our study of Romans chapter 8. It has been quite a difficult regular session and we pray our studies in Romans 8 have been an encouragement during these challenging days.
Continue to pray for our leaders during these last few days of the session which will end at Midnight this Saturday.
Capitol Commission West Virginia