I’ve been reading James in the Bible and our church has done a whole series on the book just recently. I have been so convicted about some things and others I have found to be extremely difficult.
To be completely honest the verses I have had trouble coming to terms with are James chapter 1:1-4
Here they are according to THE MESSAGE:-
“Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colours. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.”
A Gift? A Sheer gift? I really don’t want a “sheer gift” of any type of trial thank you. I am quite happy being me in my world.
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