November 26, 2023

Trials & Triumph

Passage: James 1:12-18

People easily fall into one of two opposite errors when suffering. The first distances God from what is going on: perhaps He doesn’t know or doesn’t care or doesn’t exist. The second acknowledges that God knows — that He is God — but blames Him as the author of evil, bent on our demise. The so-called problem of evil is really the problem of someone’s pain and sin. James frees us from deception. Our lusts lead us into sin and death, but God is the Father of lights, good all the time. He provides grace to endure temptation and receive the crown of life.

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