Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MAXIMUM Calm Delight! (James)

Continuing my study in James. 

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; James 1:2

Brethren: a fellow-Christian
Count: (be) chief, count, esteem, governor, judge, have the rule over, suppose, think
All: the highest degree, the maximum
Joy: the cause or occasion of joy, calm delight, gladness
Fall into: so to fall into as to be encompassed by
Divers: variegated, various in character, diverse
Temptations: adversity, affliction, trouble (cf. our trial), sent by God and serving to test or prove one's faith, holiness, character, a putting to proof

Make the determination (rule over/have the power) to choose maximum calm delight when I am encompasses by a wide variety of trouble as God works to prove me faithful! (Rhonda's paraphrase)

Choose MAXIMUM Calm Delight! 

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