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I Was Just Thinking … About Exulting in Tribulation

“Exult in tribulation.” says Romans 5:3. And James joins with Paul, telling us to “count it all joy when you meet various trials” (James 1:2). But how is it possible to do this when life’s adversities inflict real pain and seem to darken our future prospects? These commands seem nonsensical until we remember that God’s … Continue reading

Praised by God #4 — Valued Trials

While rejoicing in the salvation which is coming, you suffer necessary but temporary trials, so that in the genuineness of your faith—which is much more valuable than fire-tested gold—you will find praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1:5–7 Olympic gold medalists resemble the gold they pursue. Olympic gold only … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #2 – Righteous Living

The eyes of the Eternal are upon the righteous and his ears are open to their prayer. But his face is against those who do evil. 1 Peter 3:12, Psalm 34:15 As Abraham stood beneath the stars contemplating God’s promise of infinite blessings, he concluded that the creator of such a cosmos could be trusted; … Continue reading

Comfort #5 — Comforting Words

Remember the word to your servant, in which you made me hope. This is my comfort in my affliction, that your word has preserved me. … I have remembered your rules of old, O Eternal, and they comfort me. Psalm 119:49–52 No matter what anyone says, or how painful the accusation, or untrue the charge, … Continue reading