From Pastor’s Desk:
James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
It is well that we remember that God, in trials, will never place upon us anything we cannot bear (SEE 1 Cor. 10:13). As we trust Him, who is our strength, in that regard, we will be more apt to overcome the trial.
What great incentive it is to know that “…the Lord has promised to those who love him” a “crown of life.” All this contingent, of course, upon whether we persevere or not.