Today's reading: James 1:9-12
James addresses a number of points concerning going through trials and tribulation in James 1. In verses 9-12 he makes it clear that all Christ-followers, regardless of our status here on earth, will experience testing and difficulty. James then encourages, and reinforces the importance of, having and maintaining a mindset focused on eternity where God has promised to give the reward of the crown of life to those who stood firmly through life's trials.
How does God's Word help you keep your focus on God and eternity in difficult times? What about having Christian friends, and being involved in church? What encouragement do you draw from knowing that there will be rewards in heaven related to our trials here on earth? Tami
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