If there is no such thing as a Christian life without trials, what purpose do they serve, and how do we stand the test to receive the crown of life? Alistair Begg teaches that trials are a lifelong test, proving our faith either weak or genuine and sturdy. Ultimately, God’s will for us is to see difficulty as a short-term obstacle resulting in the long-term joy of loving and trusting Him.
12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
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