Hang In There Because Jesus Hung There

“[Job] was blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil”(Job 1.1) . . . “the LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.  Blessed be the name of the LORD” (1.21) . . . “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity?” (2.10) Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God (1.22). “I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, and I am […]

Saving Faith is Wrinkled Faith

A blessed man is one enduring trial, because after being approved he will receive the crown of life promised to those who love him [God]. . . . We consider blessed those who endured.” (James 1.12 5.11a) The church’s happy heroes are those who endure trial many times over and for a lifetime. “Trial” (peirasmos) could just as easily be translated “testing” or “temptation.”  Be it God’s faith-refining tests hijacked […]