10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.
Today’s Inspiration: Whoever shall keep the whole law and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all. James 2:10. Apostle Paul is saying that if you observe even the second commandment of Jesus of loving your neighbor but exercises partiality, you have stumbled. V8.
God allows trials for the sole purpose of exercising our faith and not dealing with sin in our lives. He allows trials to develop perseverance in us and cause us to fix our hope on the glory that is yet to be revealed. So count it all joy when you fall into various trials. James 1:2.
Whatever trials they maybe, they are sent to strengthen your inner man. Our faith and perseverance as well as patience can only grow under the pain of trials. One moment we tell the Lord we are ready to surrender the Injustice that we suffered but when things get difficult, we are like Job who suffered unjust accusation of sinning against God by his friends, we finally resort to saying that it profits a man nothing to please God. Job 34:9. How many are like this?
Even if our faith wears out, God’s faithfulness did not. He never left Job. He gave Job twice as much as he had before when Job finally learned the lesson of God’s sovereignty. Job 42:10. Though trials brings suffering, He will show compassion in His time. This is how great God’s unfailing love is.
God never gave Job the reason for his trial and neither will He tells us. We just sense His purpose and hear words of comfort from His servants. Like Job, God will simply bring us to a place where we can trust Him without receiving an explanation. Proverbs 3:5. Great is His faithfulness and they are new every morning. His compassion fails not. Lamentation 3:22-23. It’s through trials that we should rejoice 1 Peter 1:6 and we rejoice in the hope of His glory. Romans 5:2.
Let’s fix our eyes on what is unseen for what is unseen is eternal and what is seen is only temporary. 2 Corinthians 4:18. God be praised.