A GOSPEL OUTLOOK AT THE 2 T’s: TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS (PART-1)
A GOSPEL REFINED TONGUE:PURGED FOR PURE SPEECH- WEEK#2
•A call for Godly order
•“Speech uttered is Speech Judged”
•Our speech betrays us, but that does keep us from searching for God’s purging of our tongue
•Let us not pay mere “Lip Service” to God, for words do qualify as deeds and leads to deeds.
•The Messianic Jews had faced persecution from within Jerusalem and also in places where they immigrated
•James encourages them at the opening to consider the place for the trials (testing) they are facing.
•James uses an adjective to the noun that spells joy…pure
•‘Outlook’ determines ‘Outcome’
•The description is that the trials are varied
•They are designed to make you mature not to destroy you
•We are asked to be patient through it (1 Pe 1:6-7; Rom 5:3-4; Job 23:10)
•Human wisdom will fail to respond adequately because its outlook is not determined by the Gospel
•In asking God do not doubt…but what do we doubt? What can we doubt? How do we doubt?...consider Ahaz in Isaiah 7
•An asking that is doubting has already received an answer!
•Ask believing…Mt 21:21-22; Mk 11:24
ALLOW THE TRIALS IN YOUR LIFE TO EXPOSE THE GOD OF YOUR FAITH KNOWING IT IS MOMENTARY AND ONE WILL BE REWARDED