176 - Trials are the Great Equalizer

May 3, 2012
In the Christian life, trials serve as the great equalizer.  Death, disease, the loss of a close relationship, financial failures or any of a thousand different things can test a Christian's faith.  But trials and problems do not show favoritism.  They come to the rich and the poor, the prosperous and the deprived.   They are a part of life to all.

That is why James views trials as the great equalizer.  After all, they are a test to determine if our faith is valid, genuine or approved.  And we, rich or poor, are to rejoice when they come our way.

Seems impossible, doesn't it?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study on James 1:9-12.
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