My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations (James 1:2).
Happiness is easy when everything is going
our way. However, James instructed
his brethren to be happy when life fell in on
them. Overcoming trials results in receiving
the promise of heaven (Matthew 5:11-12;
Trials also help me grow (James 1:3). The
waste is eliminated from my life (1 Peter
1:6-7). Trials can teach me (Psalm 119:71).
Pressing on despite trials teaches me the value
of endurance and leads to a lasting hope
Like Paul, we need to continue living for
Jesus, remembering Heaven is the real goal
(Philippians 1:21-23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8).
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