James 1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (NKJV)(Previous devotionals can be found at www.seriousfaith.com)Did you know that it is a blessing to endure hardship? Wait a minute… the whole world will tell you that’s not true, right? It is a blessing to AVOID hardship, not endure it; everyone knows that. Not according to God. In James 1.12, many translations say blessed is the man who endures “temptation”. This is more accurately rendered as “trials”. It speaks of suffering, hardship and fighting the tempations to go the way of the world. But there it is, plain as day: Blessed is the [...]
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