James 1:2 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?
“Consider it pure joy, by brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”
James wanted to encourage a group of Hebrew Christians who were undergoing trials and as a result had grown discouraged and their faith was sick and weak.
Right in the beginning of his book, James addresses one of the major issues that his readers were facing. They were undergoing trials for their faith. They were Jewish Christians who were scattered everywhere living amongst foreigners.
Instead of lamenting about their situation, James encourages them to take joy in their trials. Why? Because by these trials their faith would be tested and strengthened and they would be better prepared to serve Jesus.
When our children encounter trials, which they will, we can come alongside them and encourage them to see that they can either become bitter or better as a result. We believe they can take joy in their trials and become better.
Now you know the story behind James 1:2. For more on James visit…
|The Big Idea Of James Is That Genuine Faith Is Accompanied By Good Works.|
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