June 29, 2003
The life of Christian faith is often expressed as a journey, and Alistair Begg employs this metaphor as he turns our attention to what James has to say about life in Christ. If we are to achieve God’s purpose for our time on earth, we can expect to face trials. Only after preparing for and responding properly to difficult times can we then heed James’s words and count our trials as joy.
2Count it all joy, my brothers,2 when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.