“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 […]
O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, That we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. Psalm 90:14 NASB
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 […]
Romans 15:13 NIV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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.
Jude 24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy—
Romans 12:12 NIV Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
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, […]
Romans 15:13 NASB Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.