Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Count It All Joy

Last week I was reading in the book of James in the Bible. During that week, I was also listening to an audio presentation from Paul Tripp called Portrait of a Struggle. I transcribed some of the presentation as I was listening to it. This particular section on trials and suffering stood out to me, so I'd like to share it with you today.

Paul Tripp - Portrait of a Struggle - audio presentation

James 1: 1-12
Count it all joy my brothers when you meet trials of various kinds for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness, and let steadfastness have its full effect that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

"Now, hear this, your Redeemer will not relent until you are perfect and complete lacking nothing. He will stay on task. He will stay committed to the job. He will be active and near until His work in you is finished. Now, what’s the vehicle? Trials. Suffering. They are not objects of His unfaithfulness and inattention. They are objects of His active grace and the pouring out of His redemptive love."


  1. If Paul Tripp wrote it, buy the book! The Lord, has blessed me with Tripp's godly wisdom and counsel in past issues and trials and I am deeply grateful for that.


  2. I second that recommendation, Paul. God has blessed Paul Tripp with writing and speaking skills that have the ability to reach the masses for Christ.


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