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Standing the Test - Powered by 4 - January 31

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Thursday, January 31

Standing the Test

Today's reading: James 1:12-15

The Bible is quite clear about the fact that as followers of Christ, we will encounter and experience hardships, trials, persecution and difficulties of all sorts. James 1 certainly reinforces this message, but it also lets us know--with certainty--that when those hard times come, we can persevere. And as we draw on God's strength and stand firmly in Him, God takes note and will reward us with the crown of life in eternity.

"Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him" (vs. 12).

How does spending time reading the Bible help you "remain steadfast under trial"? What about prayer? Christian friends and being involved at church? What encouragement do you draw from knowing that there will be rewards in heaven related to how you live for Christ on earth? Tami

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