Keepers of The Home
Posted: October 2, 2021
Author: Danielle Murphy
Romans 5:3-5, King James Version
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
As Christians, we are to view things a bit differently than the world does. After all, our eyes have been opened to the truth, and we see things with eternity in mind. Attributes that the world may try to avoid, such as being humble, practicing patience, suffering persecution, and holding our tongue, are all qualities we as Christians ought to embrace. Anything that makes us more like our Lord Jesus Christ and Father in Heaven, we should desire.
Consider the words of the apostle Paul to the Romans: “And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” (Romans 5: 3-5)
These words of truth are shared with these new believers just after Paul tells them of the peace and grace we have available through our Lord. I like how Job states it in the book of Job, chapter 2, verse 10: “What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.”
Dear fellow believer, trust in the Lord's work in your life that He is always working everything for your good and His glory. For we know that no trial ever seems pleasurable in the moment but afterwards yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who allow themselves to be trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11) Take heart in the fact that God wastes nothing! All of the trouble and pain we go through serves a purpose! Those situations have the power to transform us more into His image and likeness if we will only yield to the work He wants to do in us.
It is my prayer that you will see your trials in a new light today, one full of hope and purpose, and that the Lord’s grace will be abundant upon you, carrying you through towards perfection until the day of His coming!