Digging Deeper

Posted on September 29, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

James 5:11 with points to ponder

James 5:11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Points to Ponder
Steadfast. “Firmly fixed in place…not subject to change…firm in belief, determination or adherence.”1 Does that describe you? Are you steadfast or fickle? Are you firm in your belief or wavering? Are you firmly fixed in the Word or catch it when it’s convenient? When trials come (as they do to all of us) are you quick to run or are your feet firmly planted in Christ? By the way, if you run, I’m sure you’ve noticed problems are quick to follow.

James refers to Job. What made Job steadfast? It wasn’t what he had, or what he did, or his family, or his friends (for sure), nor was it his own strength or ability. What made Job steadfast was his knowledge of and faith in God. He believed that God was sovereign and in control even of his trials.

Even in your trials, God does not cease to be God. He is still loving, kind, compassionate, merciful, generous, gentle, faithful, good, and trustworthy. He is still God and will always be God, forever.

Be blessed. Remain steadfast.

Have a good day. Enjoy a hot cup of tea and spend some time with Jesus. He wants fellowship with you.



Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: There are three kinds of faith in Christ: 1. Struggling faith, like a man in deep water, desperately swimming. 2. Clinging faith, like a man hanging to the side of a boat. 3. Resting faith, like a man safely within the boat (and able to reach out with a hand to help someone else get in). – D.L. Moody

The Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 1-4 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize:Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. -1 Peter 5:6-7

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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