Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The believer who has passion for God as a result of responding to the Potter’s wheel.Part 3.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Do you mean to tell me that you are free to run around and do what you want to do from your own volition and God doesn’t have the right to use His?
JAM 1:2, Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
Consider it all joy means to
Keep on rejoicing
trials the noun
meaning here testing for blessing; it’s a test to prove your faith and application of doctrine.
The point that James is making is that to pass these different trials and tests you must have the attitude of James in verse two, when it says Consider it all joy, which as we noted is the Greek word hegeomai meaning to think, to consider, to regard.
To think means the reasoning of the conscious mind, the capability of reasoning, remembering, decision-making and application.
to consider means to think carefully in making decisions.
joy is the Greek noun chara meaning happiness based upon having the facts in your in your soul, or doctrine in the right lobe.
The only possible way for you to have happiness in a pressure situation is for doctrine to meet the facts of pressure and personal disaster.
But you have to have it to consider or conclude these trials to be a reflection of the Potter’s hand it at work in your life.
Happiness here is a mental attitude which is concluded when you as the special edition of the child of God faces the special occasion of suffering and adversity with this special attitude of inner happiness.
various an adjective poikilos
which means many types, many categories,
the word for trials is the dative plural of peirasmos which means testing to determine the quality of something. It is a noun for pressure
many categories of pressure.
Translation: JAM 1:2, My brethren [members of the Royal Family], keep on concluding [after weighing the facts] to keep on having perfect happiness [+H] whenever you become involved in the many categories of pressure.
knowing the present active participle ginosko
which means to learn from the Potter by means of experience.
MAT 11:28, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.”
MAT 11:30, “For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.”
In this case, it means to learn from the experience of PMA of Bible doctrine.
1. The patience and longsuffering of God is related to His lovingkindness and truth, PSA 86:15.
2. Patience and longsuffering is also related to the compassion of the Lord, in PSA 103:8.
3. Patience and longsuffering is also related to the power or omnipotence of God, NAH 1:3.
4. The patience and longsuffering of God is related to the principle of repentance, ROM 2:4.
5. The patience and longsuffering of God is related to the Lord’s tolerance and endurance with us, 1TI 1:16.