Saturday, October 30, 2010

Faith Endures

Faith endures James 1:2-4
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."

Joy in trials is like saying, "make my day". The trial is the open door to more power.

It is not focusing on the trial but in Jesus who gives life to the dead and hope to the living. Jesus sustains us with a word.

It is the trial itself that gives rise to hope, Romans 5:3,4 which is the foundation of faith. So trials, encountered correctly, build faith.

All joy, speaks to the fact of a person chomping at the bit for a fight. IE the fight of faith 1 Timothy 6:12

Romans 5:3,4 knowing tribulation brings about perseverance.
2 Cor 4:17,18 affliction is not seen as important. Affliction produces glory as they look at what is not seen.
Heb 12:10,11` disciplined for holiness - yields peaceful fruit of righteousness
Romans 8'18 affliction /suffering come before glory
1 Peter 4:13 rejoice when suffering, revelation of God's glory is coming.

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