Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Let patience have her perfect work

Daily Light Devotions - September 25 - Morning

Let patience have her perfect work ...

And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 1 

In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith-- more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire-- may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 2 

Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 3 

It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. 4 

For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. 5 

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word. 6

1. James 1:4; 
2. 1 Pet 1:6,7; 
3. Rom 5:3,4; 
4. Lamentations 3:26; 
5. Heb 10:34-36; 
6. 2 Thess 2:16,17

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