Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/11/18

“Endurance and Faith” by Rick Sanders

Triumph of Faith over Idolatry, by Jean-Baptis...

Triumph of Faith over Idolatry, by Jean-Baptiste Théodon (French, 1646–1713). Church of the Gesù, Rome, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Endurance and faith are intertwined. Endurance develops faith. Faith grows through endurance. As the Book of James says:

“For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.” (verse 3)

“So let it (endurance) grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (verse 4)

Faith is complete by that endurance being fully exercised. This is a faith that is in God alone (verse 6) or you will not gain the wisdom to procure the faith. A “wavering” faith is divided between God and the world, so wavering will not give the wisdom one seeks. The “wavering” produces an “unstable” Christian. (verse 8)

How does your faith react to “troubles.” Building faith is an opportunity for great joy. (verse 2)

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