Jam 1:1-4; 2Co 4:16-18; Rom 5:1-5; 1Pe 1:3-9; 4:1-2; Jam 5:11; Rom 8:28-29; 2Co 3:17-18; 1Jo 3:1-3.
PRCHR-25-151213 - length: 66:59 - taught on Dec, 13 2015
December 13, 2015
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The testing of your faith produces endurance.
The joy is the certainty of a better you (& y’all!) tomorrow!
Verse 3 is particularly insightful, since we have a plural “your” with a singular “faith”.
When it comes to faith being tested and matured , there is a sense in which we are all in this together, EPH 4:11-13.
To “consider” means to reckon it so. It means to decide that something is so, to count it as such.
"to lead the way"; hence, "to lead before the mind, account"
It is an act of faith.
We are to look at a disaster with the eyes of faith something which natural eye cannot see!
It doesn’t look like joy, this trial, but with the eyes of faith we declare it so anyway.
And we declare it so on the basis of something God told us that we know…
We know that He is at work turning the testing into endurance!
“perseverance” in ROM 5:4-5 is the same Greek word as “endurance” in JAM 1:3-4 : hupomone.
hopomone means courageous endurance; a patient, steadfast waiting, with hope.
It means to remain under pressure; to put up with adverse circumstances for a long time.
It means to stay in a situation of suffering, affliction, or persecution.