Friday, November 11, 2011

Digging Deeper

James 5:11 with points to ponder

James 5:11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

Points to Ponder
Steadfast. "Firmly fixed in place...not subject to change...firm in belief, determination or adherence."1 Does that describe you? Are you steadfast or fickle? Are you firm in your belief or wavering? Are you firmly fixed in the Word or catch it when it's convenient? When trials come (as they do to all of us) are you quick to run or are your feet firmly planted in Christ? By the way, if you run, I'm sure you've noticed problems are quick to follow.

James refers to Job. What made Job steadfast? It wasn't what he had, or what he did, or his family, or his friends (for sure), nor was it his own strength or ability. What made Job steadfast was his knowledge of and faith in God. He believed that God was sovereign and in control even of his trials.

Even in your trials, God does not cease to be God. He is still loving, kind, compassionate, merciful, generous, gentle, faithful, good, and trustworthy. He is still God and will always be God, forever.

Be blessed. Remain steadfast.

Have a good weekend. Enjoy a hot cup of tea and spend some time with Jesus. He wants fellowship with you.


Diane Hunt is the Director of Addiction Recovery and Development at America's KESWICK. In addition to her Keswick responsibilities which keep her busy, she loves to read, write and teach, travel and laugh with her grandchildren. Diane has been married to her husband John over 26 years. She has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-children, and 7 step-grandchildren.


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