James 1:3

James 1:3
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Quote from Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary

1:1-11 Christianity teaches men to be joyful under troubles: such exercises are sent from God’s love; and trials in the way of duty will brighten our graces now, and our crown at last. Let us take care, in times of trial, that patience, and not passion, is set to work in us: whatever is said or done, let patience have the saying and doing of it. When the work of patience is complete, it will furnish all that is necessary for our Christian race and warfare. We should not pray so much for the removal of affliction, as for wisdom to make a right use of it. And who does not want wisdom to guide him under trials, both in regulating his own spirit, and in managing his affairs? Here is something in answer to every discouraging turn of the mind, when we go to God under a sense of our own weakness and folly. If, after all, any should say, This may be the case with some, but I fear I shall not succeed, the promise is, To any that asketh, it shall be given. A mind that has single and prevailing regard to its spiritual and eternal interest, and that keeps steady in its purposes for God, will grow wise by afflictions, will continue fervent in devotion, and rise above trials and oppositions. When our faith and spirits rise and fall with second causes, there will be unsteadiness in our words and actions. This may not always expose men to contempt in the world, but such ways cannot please God. No condition of life is such as to hinder rejoicing in God. Those of low degree may rejoice, if they are exalted to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom of God; and the rich may rejoice in humbling providences, that lead to a humble and lowly disposition of mind. Worldly wealth is a withering thing. Then, let him that is rich rejoice in the grace of God, which makes and keeps him humble; and in the trials and exercises which teach him to seek happiness in and from God, not from perishing enjoyments.
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4 Responses to James 1:3

  1. [Share the Word] says:

    " O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever."
    – Psalm 107:1

    Thank you so much for all your views, comments and faves!!!
    May the Lord bless you for reading and keeping His Words,
    And for sharing them too, to others!!!
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  2. MaryLou1298 says:

    Matthew Henry explains this verse so well, Tito….I’m thinking I may need to look for a copy
    or his commentary. Thanks so much for sharing more wonderful words from the Bible…..
    and hope you have a most blessed day, Brother! ~Mary Lou

  3. karl.wolfgang (Moved to Virginia) says:

    Tito,
    A good shot to accompany "perserverence".
    "perserverence" strengthens the heart and spirit.

  4. [Share the Word] says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/8569015@N02] [http://www.flickr.com/photos/karl_wolfgang]
    Thank you so much Marylou and to you Karl!!
    May God provides us always the perseverance we need in our daily lives..

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