PROBLEMS, PATIENCE, AND PERFECTIONS.
“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”
James 1:1-5 KJV
Q: Who has problems?
Man has always had problems.
Will they depress or defeat us?
Why do we have problems?
Do we cause our own problems?
Do others cause problems?
Does the devil cause problems?
Or does God send them?
The world is sinful, and sin is a problem. Sin brings pain and suffering.
We as believers can handle problems. Through Jesus.
Barriers can become blessings.
Hinderances can become helps.
Turn your problem over to God.
He will help you through.
Even the New Testament people had troubles.
We still face some of the same problems.
Regardless, we have hope.
Remember that God will not put you under more then you can bear, But He provides a way of escape. He know what it take to make you better.
When you have problems, learn to develops patience.
When all this stuff happens in life we need to just trust in God to see us through.
Stick it out and don't run off. Count it all joy. It is making you better.
Iron sharpens iron. Tribulation works patience. Good things come to those that wait.
They that wait on the Lord will renew their strength and mount up on wings like eagles.
When you are going through life's trials let the situation grow your faith.
Be mature in the Lord. Facing a problem can strengthen us. God does not allow problems to come to us to destroy us. He is not giving you a hard time. Stop asking why is God laying troubles your way. He is not trying to develop us.
Q: Do you want God to strengthen you?
The world wants it NOW!
Miracles happen where there is need.
Hang on stand fast and don't waver.
“And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 10:22
Praising God will bring you through.
When there is no place to turn, turn towards God.
Don't give up on the brink of a miracle.
God will help you because He loves you.
David said "I have never seen the righteous forsaken."
The word perfection refers to maturity.
Greek word for perfect used here in James.
Part of Speech: adjective
Outline of Biblical Usage:
brought to its end, finished
wanting nothing necessary to completeness
that which is perfect
consummate human integrity and virtue
of men full grown, adult, of full age, mature
Strong's Definitions: τέλειος téleios, tel'-i-os; from G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness:—of full age, man, perfect.
We need to be mature in the Lord.
It takes growth.
Have you ever met a perfect person?
Do you want to be perfect?
You may not be who you were, but you can become who God wants you to be.
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