Reading through the Bible together
God will triumph in the Great Controversy
Each time God starts a reformation among His people, the enemy opposes God’s work. This happens both in individual lives and in the life of God’s spiritual movement. As Zerubabbel and God’s people went to work in the reconstruction of the Temple of God, Rehum the local Persian commander and Shimshai the Persian scribe began to work against the people of God by writing a letter to the Artaxerxes, King of Persia, of what was going on.
But God has promised us His presence each time we undergo opposition for doing what is good. “And lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (see Matthew 28:20).
Sometimes the work of opposition may seem to triumph and appear to conquer those on the side of God. Even if the appearance may be that God’s people are losing, the one who will write the last chapter is God and that chapter is that His servants and His course will triumph! He did it to the three Hebrews boys and to Daniel in Daniel 3 and 6. We have nothing to fear for the future, except we forget how God has led us in the past.
“Heavenly Father, help us to trust that when You are on our side, we will conquer the enemy.”
General Vice President