The Truth For Today – October 8

October 8th

Blissful trials

We count those who suffer blessed.

James 5:11

James ended his dissertation on trials by saying, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation [trials]” (1:12). People who successfully endure trials and overcome temptation are truly happy. Santiago does not say that happiness is freedom from trials, but victory over them. There is a big difference. It is not the superficial joy of the spectator who was never in the conflict; it is the joy of the participant who fought and won. Is your experience like the first or the second? 

 Click here to visit the Grace to You page

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.