Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
Enjoy happiness in the face of trials. Part 2. Tom Cotroneo.
Friday, May 13, 2011
BE JOYFUL IN TESTING, IT PRODUCES ENDURANCE
Every trial given to the child of God is a masterpiece of strategy by the Lord designed for good.?
Trials are not sent to us by chance, but through the infallible providence of God.
The pressure He allows is often the fence between the narrow way of life and the broad road to ruin.
“Knowing” in biblical usage is more than mere intellectual perception;
it is something that is gained through daily experience in life. It is learning from experience.
God’s sovereign will needs to be coupled with human responsibility. Christians are responsible to respond in positive volition. Positive volition turns sound doctrine into sound practice.
Putting someone or something to the test with a view of determining whether it is worthy of being approved or not.
He (God) knows the way I take. When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” (JOB 23:10)
Though He slay me, I will hope (wait for and have confidence) in Him. (JOB 13:15)
To work out fully and thoroughly;
to accomplish or achieve an end;
to finish or carry something to its conclusion.
hupo = to stay under;
menoo = to abide.
Hupomone ?refers to independent, unyielding, defiant perseverance in the face of aggressive misfortune
Endurance is an active quality that enables a person to persevere steadfastly through the most difficult and trying circumstances
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes.
HEB 12:1-2 -let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.