Week 11. Thursday: Perseverance
PRAY: Ask God to speak to you from His Word.
READ: James 5:11
11 As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
UNDERSTAND: get a deeper understanding of the key words
Begin by underlining nouns with a single line, double underline verbs, and circle descriptive words.
Make a list of the keys words/phrases and think about what they mean.
Snapshot: In this passage James tells us that when we persevere in our trials we will be blessed. Because God always has a plan we can trust that whatever happens is ultimately for our good. In the Old Testament, the story of Job teaches us that being patient and trusting God eventually leads to a better life. Job lost everything but he trusted God and eventually ended up more blessed than before.
APPLY: What is this passage calling me to do?
Read Job 1:1-22. What was Job’s response to his suffering?
Read Romans 8:28. How does this verse help you to understand your suffering?
Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-5. How does this verse help give you strength to persevere?
PRAY: Ask God to give you strength and comfort.