“Happy New Year!” It’s the refrain repeated across social media, among friends and family, and even offered to total strangers as one year rolls into the next. We long to be happy and live in a happy world. We wish it for ourselves and for those we love. A new year feels like a new … Continue reading Will It Be A Happy New Year?
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 When life is hard, God gives us His peace. God does not promise the Christian an easy life. On the contrary, Jesus tells us in John 16:33 that … Continue reading When Troubles Come, God Blesses Our Patient Endurance: James 1:12
Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In … Continue reading Christians, Do Not Boast In Fading Things, Boast in God Alone: James 1:9-11
This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the twelve tribes -- Jewish believers scattered abroad. Greetings! Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is … Continue reading Troubles…Opportunities to Grow Spiritual Endurance: James 1:1-4