Daily Lift – June 21, 2019

Faith Worketh Patience

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When we are experiencing a distressful or trying time, a supportive friend may offer encouragement by assuring us that we are now in the worst part of the thing and that it will soon be better. Nearly a thousand years before Christ, Solomon said the same thing, but with different words. In his Ecclesiastes, the son of David wrote that the end of a matter is better than its beginning, and that patience is better than pride. The man of excessive pride may be more offended than challenged by a trial, and, for this cause, may become quickly provoked. Solomon observed again that it is with fools that anger resides. The patient person, on the other hand, does not resign himself to the existence of any impropriety, but yet still sees the matter through to a satisfactory conclusion. Such is a trial of faith as it is of patience, and James wrote that the trial of your faith worketh patience.

Written and voiced by David Hayes Prophater