Wednesday, July 23, 2014

faith and endurance

James is one of my favorite books in the Bible.  Right at the beginning, the first chapter, verse 2 - troubles = joy.  Huh? It's really not that simple...
Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  James 1:2 NLT
Trials produce testing, testing increases faith, faith builds endurance, endurance expands trust, trust leads to joy!  A bit simplistic, but, it would take pages to fully dissect this chapter.  
I found one 'formula' that is more on target than my 'interpretation':

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