Saving Faith (Day 4)


Sometimes, when in pain or trial, it’s tempting to let go of our Christian values.

Listen to today’s Truth…

Persevering well has its eternal rewards.

Read the following Scripture…

James 1:12 says, “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”  

Consider these thoughts…

Mistakenly, today’s verse can be taken out of context to mean that we need to earn our salvation by going through hardship.
Nothing about today’s verse indicates that God is calling us to earn salvation or favor.
Rather, what it is, in fact, saying is that the way we walk through our pain matters. Honoring Him through our trials will never go unnoticed by God. He will ensure that none of your tears are wasted.
Today’s verse is an encouraging promise for all who are undergoing hardship. He will make sure that there is a reward waiting for you at the finish line.

Apply the truth! The following are optional things to do…

  • Give thanks to the Lord when you are going through a hard time today.
  • Love those who give you grief today.

Pray…

  • For a steadfast hope for the greater rewards of God.  
  • For a persevering heart.

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