Endurance: (James:Two Verses at a Time)
“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
As winter drags on and our city power is erratic, James 1:3,4 reminds me that it is times like this that my endurance has a chance to grow so I should let it grow. Last week I talked about considering the troubles that come into our lives as an opportunity for great joy. This week, I discuss the why. Why should we consider troubles an opportunity for great joy? According to James, when our faith is tested, our endurance has a chance to grow and develop with the goal of being perfect and complete needing nothing.