God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation.
‘God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. ‘
All the glory, praises and honor be to the Holy Father in Jesus’ precious name !
The subject verse is very relevant to all who love the Lord our God, Jesus Christ. Trials, hardships, hurdles, difficulties are no exception to those who love the Lord. In fact, they are ever present in the lives of the godly. We shall have many trials and sorrows, as said in the following words of our Lord and Savior.
‘I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”’John 16:33
The Holy Scriptures says those who patiently endure testing and temptation are blessed by the Almighty God. Even more, It is not just about suffering, but to endure the suffering for the Lord. It is easy for somebody to fall apart when the crisis strike. But to endure till the end with faith and hope on the Lord is what is required of us. As we look into the verses 2-4, these trials and temptation shall only make us perfect and fully matured to serve the Lord. Even more, our God shall not leave us when we go through the trials. In fact, As the following verses says, He shall comfort us in all our afflictions.
‘He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. ‘2 Corinthians 1:3-5
Finally brethren, all these sufferings for the Lord is nothing when we compare to the crown of life. All those who love the Lord and not fear all the stated ordeals shall receive their crown of life. Therefore brethren, let us faithfully and fearlessly endure the testing and temptation for the glory of the Living Lord. For He shall comfort us and lead us to the crown of life. In Jesus matchless name. Amen.