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BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE

September 24, 2015

Thursday

 

James 1:2-3

 

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

 

 

LESSON

 

What kinds of trials was James talking about? Did he mean troubles such as running out of money, or failing a test in school, or having to stay up all night with a sick child: everyday troubles? James was speaking of the different kinds of trials in which we experience temptation to accompany sinners, rather than remaining faithful to the Savior. James counseled his readers to view the “various” kinds of “trials” and tribulations they were encountering in their lives as opportunities for growth.

There is a reason to be joyful in the midst of trials. It is not being happy about the trouble. It is finding joy in what the trouble produces. It is enjoying the sweet fruit produced only by bitter times.

 

Memory Verse: Psalms 10:1

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