Our Wednesday night class at West Citrus is studying the book of James and using Wilson Adams’ fine class book, The Case For Practical Christianity.
In lesson #2 we studied what Wilson called “one of those ‘raise your eyebrow verses.’”
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance” (Jas 1:3-4).
Today’s list comes from Wilson’s answer to the question, “How can there be ‘joy’ in troubles?
THERE IS JOY IN TROUBLES WHEN YOU KNOW…
… You are suffering for what is right.
…You will grow spiritually as a result.
…Your trials will provide opportunities to teach others.
…Your faith is being watched.
…Your hope lies beyond this life.
Roy T. Bennett was right when he wrote, “Nobody is exempt from the trials of life, but everyone can always find something positive in everything even in the worst of times.”
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman