Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Do you consider temptations joyful?

Count it all joy, my brethren, when ye fall into manifold temptations;
Knowing that the proving of your faith worketh patience.

James 1:2-3 (ASV)

You may recognize the verse better like this:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
James 1:2-3 (NIV)

I like the ASV on this one... God tells us to count it as joy when we fall into temptations, because the proving of our faith develops patience.

Are you joyful when you are tempted, because you know that it develps patience? I'm usually not. Work on it with me


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