In this passage, James gives us many imperatives and illustrations to consider when we are going through injustice. Although it will be challenging, true believers will strive to be patient in every trial until the return of their Savior, who will bless their endurance.
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Psalm 69:1-13 "Psalm 69:1-13 (KJV) To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. 2 I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. 3 I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. 4 They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. 5 O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. 6 Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel. 7 Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face. 8 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children. 9 For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. 10 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach. 11 I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them. 12 They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards. 13 But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation."
Paul's Midnight Praise Service_15 series The Life of the Apostle Paul Acts 16:25-40 In this portion of Acts, we find Paul was in one of the darkest times of his life. Yet, he kept his light burning for Christ, letting it shine before men.Paul and Silas had been preaching the Gospel and a crowd rose up against them. God's men were stripped, beaten with many stripes, and cast into prison in the maximum-security cells.This was their second missionary journey in the city of Philippi.And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. Paul was facing "midnight" circumstances at the midnight hour. This was a dark hour for him, having been falsely accused, the truth ignored, untried, beaten, in pain, and imprisoned. At his darkest hour, he prayed and praised God which are antidotes for trials. God allowed this dark trial in Paul and Silas' life to give them an opportunity to praise Him and be a witness to those in the prison. Paul focused on God and praised the Lord in the face of injustice, injuries, and illegal, inexcusable incarceration. God wants us to learn this, too. He wants us to learn to have joy no matter what circumstance we may face. The Spirit of God will convict every man who ever mistreats a believer. No man will ever escape His convicting power.
God wanted the church at Philippi left alone so it could grow and become one of the great ministering churches in the first century.
The disciples were released and delivered by the hand of God.
God is able to deliver the believer through all trials, and He will deliver and work all things out for good until He is ready to take the believer on home to heaven.
Is it possible that suffering may have a grand and glorious end? Is it possible there is much more going on in our trials than we could ever realize? When Jesus encounters a blind man in John 9, we get a front seat view of the majestic working of God Almighty!