Monday, August 20, 2007

James 1:4

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
(NIV)


This goes right along with what I was saying in the commentary on the previous verse. Perseverance is one the most key essentials to true Christianity.

In this verse you can see that perseverance leads to Christian Maturity, but it is only a whole or complete perseverance that will do this.

3 comments:

  1. THIS IS LIKE WHEN JACOB WANTED RACHEL AND HE WORKED SO THAT HE COULD HAVE THE DESIRE OF HIS HEART AND INSTEAD OF RACHEL HE GOT LEAH. BUT THEN HE HAD TO COMPLETE WHAT WAS ASKED OF HIM AND HE FINALLY GOT RACHEL...THIS IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF HOW WHAT GOD GIVES US MAY NOT BE WHAT WE THOUGHT WE WANTED AT FIRST BUT IF WE DON'T GIVE UP AND GO AFTER WHAT IS IN OUR HEARTS GOD HEARS US AND HE REWARDS OUR FAITHFULNESS TO THE VISION

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  2. A good beginning means nothing unless you stay the course & finish.
    It's the times when it's hard, when set-backs ARE setting me back when it's not in my script of how life was mean't to be & I don't want drink THAT cup .....but drink it anyway, faith moves from theory to reality.
    At that point only two things stop me from quiting:
    Peter puts it well when he says to Jesus '....where else do I go, these are the words of life.
    and
    that I know he really loves me like he says he does.
    He walks with me
    and talks with me
    He's interested in me
    He speaks to me through this blog. In times of isolation , aloneness & stress that could end in a snap if I quit ,Mr Harmless has articulated points that has had such relevance to my immediate situation that I find it astonishing.....freaky, but in such a good way.
    Your words have encouraged me & pierced me both.
    I'm at the other side of the globe
    but Gods Spirit pulls it all together....how cool is that!?!
    ....just another reason I'm certain of things I don't see.

    Thanks again for the time it takes
    out of your obviously busy life to
    write this


    JONO

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  3. JONO...
    "It's the times when it's hard, when set-backs ARE setting me back when it's not in my script of how life was meant to be & I don't want to drink THAT cup .....but drink it anyway, faith moves from theory to reality."

    That is a quotable quote. I love the way you phrased that. I love the comments that you leave and I really appreciate all of your additional commentary. You have in turn encouraged me.

    Blondie...

    Thanks again for stopping by this blog. I appreciate your comments and I hope that you will continue to come by and add your commentary as well. I have gone for a long time with hardly any comments, which is fine, but I do enjoy knowing that there are others reading this blog.

    Thanks again.

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Please add some additional commentary to this verse. Your input is greatly appreciated.