Mid Week Devotional With Chris chase
"Let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing." (James 1:4) We are sort of fickle in our faith most of the time. We claim to have it . . . that is, until the medicine stops working, until the lights go out, until the bill comes due and we don't have the money to pay it, or until our grades slip or our career takes a turn or we lose a mate. How do we learn consistent faith? I'll tell you how . . . one day at a time. We learn it through endurance. James wrote, "Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance" (James 1:2-3). He's not talking about a faith that starts out on the 100-yard dash and then quickly ends. Anybody can have that kind of faith, the kind that lasts only for a few minutes or hours. But ten days or a couple of weeks or a few months? Well, that's another matter. That's the enduring faith James is talking about!