James is writing to his congregation who’ve been scattered from their homes recently due to persecution. Here, he’s encouraging them to seek the Lord through these trials to learn what God was seeking to teach them. James was aware that His purposes in allowing trials was to grow them in their relationship with God (James 1:3-4).
What trials are you facing today that you have not prayed: Lord, what do You want to teach me through these? Pray today, pray with faith, as James encourages us, for God wants to teach you, to reveal His purposes and plans, to “grow us up.” After all, we read this morning that God will give wisdom liberally and without reproach. He has much to teach us and will do so gladly and without any hesitation if we will simply seek Him through it all!
Asking God to teach me today through my walk with Him,
Pastor Jack Abeelen