Part 1 - Staying the Course
Topic: Devotion Scripture: James 1:2–1:4
This four-week series addresses the importance of faithfulness to God, even when we are bombarded with other options. How can we be steadfast and committed, and live with integrity and devotion when each day offers us a cacophony of choices? Many of us have trouble committing to a worldview, to other people, to the Christian faith, and even to our own families and a local church. We like having the freedom to choose our own way and adjust as we go. But the Bible has much to say about staying faithful over time, no matter what comes, with God’s help.
James 1:2-4 MESSAGE: 2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So, do not try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work, so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.