15 Dec Perseverance Will Be Rewarded
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. James 1: 12
We will all face trials and temptations in life and it is so important to respond with perseverence and faithfulness to the Lord.
The Bible implies that this life is actually a test for eternity which will determine eternal rewards and future privileges and assignments. At the end of this verse it also states that this crown of life has been promised to those who love the Lord. This speaks of living with proper motives that have to do with our love for our Lord.
I am so thankful for all that Jesus has done for me and the many ways that He has blessed me through my life. When I think of what He did for me by dying on the Cross, I am compelled to live for Him each day and do what He has called me to do.
Every day is a test — and whether it comes in the form of temptation or facing the everyday challenges of life, it is worth it to perservere and seek the Lord and seek to always do the right thing. In the greatest pressure points of your life, God wants to give you the strength and courage to press through and honor Him by making wise decisions and persevering through every trial and test.
Thank you Lord for giving me the strength today to obey you, to persevere and do the right things in all circumstances. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me words of life that I can bless people with this day.