Friday, October 22, 2010

James 1:12

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”  James 1:12

“James says that if the Christian meets the testings of life in the steadfast constancy which Christ can give, life becomes infinitely more splendid than it ever was before.  The struggle is a way to glory and the very struggle itself is a glory.”  William Barclay

I have been reminded in the last few days that the path of sanctification or becoming more like Jesus, while it is a process that requires God’s activity, also requires significant effort on our part.

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