Tag: joy

“It” could be anything. There is not a Greek reference number for “it” in James 1:2-4. So, “consider it” means the suffering of the moment. “It” could be something small or big. “It” could be something small blown to astronomical proportions. “It” could be something big unfairly minimized. Either way, what James is asking us […]

 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 NASB Once upon a time, not so long ago… I found myself being led into […]

All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Hebrews 12:11 NASB Sunday mornings can be anything but joyous. How many Sabbaths are spent doing last-minute ironing and rousing sleepy children after busy weekend activities […]

Psalm 33:20-22 MSG We’re depending on God;     he’s everything we need. What’s more, our hearts brim with joy     since we’ve taken for our own his holy name. Love us, God, with all you’ve got—     that’s what we’re depending on.

2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. Hebrews 12:2 NIV  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, […]