THE LAW OF CONTRAST
It has often been ask; “how can anything good come from this?” The Bible is clear; “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God.” There will always be good and evil.
It is the law of contrast, we would never know a good day if we didn’t have a bad day, we wouldn’t appreciate the sunshine if we never had a night and we might not appreciate our good health if we didn’t have a sick spell ever so often.
I appreciate my salvation, because there was a time I did not have it. That’s the reason I think I will enjoy heaven so much because I have lived here on earth and the best of times here will not compare with that which is to come.
1 Cor 2:9 “But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Listen; if all we ever had was good we would not know how to appreciate it. The apostle Paul wrote; “I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.” So where there is right, there will also be wrong. Don’t curse the wrong, just let it go and enjoy the good when it comes – it has to come.
Personal I believe that somehow, in some way, though we all have suffered as Christians, we will see God’s goodness also – it’s a law.
“Don’t be scared. God’s driving the winds. God’s driving the ark. He has all things provided. Why, Noah wouldn’t have had any victories, wouldn’t have been storms and trials. If we’re just put through a little safe tunnel to run through, there’s no joy. The storms of life, what makes us have the joy. We’d never know what daylight was ‘less we had some dark. We’d never know what a hilltop was ‘less we had a mountain. We’d never know what good health was ‘less you had some sickness. You’d never know how to enjoy salvation ‘less you was once a sinner. God’s made all things, the law of contrast. He loves you.” – William Branham (1909-1965)
Pastor Bill Ivy, Living Word Tabernacle – Campbell Missouri (Gibson Community).