We count them blessed who endure.
[JAMES 5 : 11]
James ended his discourse on trials by saying, “Blessed is the man who endures temptation [trials]” (1:12). People who successfully endure trials and overcome temptation are truly happy. James is not saying that happiness comes in freedom from trials but in victory over them. There is a big difference. It’s not the shallow joy of the spectator who never experienced conflict; it’s the exuberance of the participant who fought and won. Is your experience the former or the latter?
~ John MacArthur ~