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THE DURABILITY TEST


Endurance is a quality that God expects us to manifest. If you go to an IKEA store, you will find somewhere in the chair department a glass box with what is called the durability test. They have a mechanism that simulates someone sitting on the chair, and they say the chair was used 10 times a day for 10 years and it’s still like new in its original shape. The furniture at IKEA was never meant to be as sturdy or as high quality as the good old teak or oak furniture that the older generation has probably been accustomed to. Let’s face it--it’s cheap quality but they want to sell it by showing how durable it is.


2 Timothy 4:7 Paul says "I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith."


Someone posted a very funny picture on the Internet called "The real IKEA durability test" where a dog is chewing one of those chairs and it didn’t pass the test. In our lives we will be put to the test, and many times we think we are faithful and ready to endure anything, but God will sometimes allow us to go through hardships in order to help us to become approved. His intention is not to see us failing the test of fire, but he always help us to learn our lessons and to endure our trials through faith.

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