JOY WHILE GOING THROUGH TRIALS?

James 1:2-4

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

The end of the ages has come in Christ, and service to him brings opposition. This is the very cause of trials in the Christian life.

The perseverance of faith is a virtue in and of itself. Indeed, perseverance characterizes genuine faith. Faith, one of the “good and perfect” gifts of God , grows up to produce perseverance in the believer; it makes the believer a perfect work.

James 1:12

A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

The Everlasting Crown (1 Cor 9:25), the Crown for the One who Wins Souls (Php 4:1; 1 Thess 2:19), the Crown of Righteousness (2 Tim 4:8), the Crown of Glory (1 Pet 5:4), and the Crown of Life (Jas 1:12; Rev 2:10). These are rewards that await us In Christ.

Jesus will reward us one day soon. Imagine that day when Jesus looks at you and gives you one, two or all of these rewards. We have no idea what these future honors are, but I guarantee you that when you receive these rewards it will have been worth the wait.

Pastor Ross

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