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No discipline at present seems to be cause for joy, but rather for sadness;But afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Viewing a trial as something that causes joy requires discipline, since joy is not the natural human reaction to afflictions.The Christian must make a conscious commitment to meet each trial with a joyful attitude.Paul was a prisoner in Rome when he said to the Philippians: “Rejoice in the Lord always. Say again, Rejoice! … I have learned to be content, whatever my situation” (4: 4, 11).He had learned to be content and to rejoice in the midst of trials.That is not something that happens by chance.
When you see a test coming, assume an attitude of joy that comes from looking forward to what the Lord’s perfecting work will do through the…
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