KJV Bible Verse of the Day

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tests and Trials


Tests and Trials

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1: 2

Tests and trials are two sides of one coin, One Greek word express both ideas.
 
James mentioned: Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds. James 1: 2
 
We're asked to rejoice in variety trials.

James tell us: When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone. James 1: 13

Alexander Maclaren, in a sermon entitled “Faith Tested and Crowned,” distinguished between being tempted and being tested or tried.

He said that “the former word conveys the idea of appealing to the worst part of man, with the wish that he may yield and do the wrong. The latter means an appeal to the better part of man, with the desire that he should stand.”

Maclaren added, Temptation says, `Do this pleasant thing; do not be hindered by the fact that it is wrong.' Trial or proving says, `Do this right and noble thing; do not be hindered by the fact that it is painful.'

Satan tempts us to bring out the worst in us, but God tests us to bring out the best in us.


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