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Because hardships produce perseverance in you, you should consider them as a blessing and allow trials to produce the maximum amount of perseverance so that you become blameless and whole.
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e Count it all joy, my brothers, 1
Consider yourself blessed, my brothers (in God’s family),
when you meet trials f of various kinds,
when you go through periods of suffering and difficulty, whether big or small,
for you know
because you believe
that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness.
that trials, which test your faith, can actually do you good by helping you gain in the ability to persevere.
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
And because trials are steadfast-producing, you should allow trials to give you the maximum amount of steadfastness by not fighting against it,
that you may be i perfect and complete,
so that your steadfastness makes you become blameless and whole (not double-minded),
lacking in nothing.
that is , not deficient in any way with regard to your faith.
View trials as a blessing.
Cooperate with perseverance as it changes you into a complete person.
BECAUSE, trials (which test your faith) produce steadfastness.
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Testing of Your Faith 2 e Count it all joy , my brothers, 1 when you meet trials f of various kinds, 3 for you know that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness . 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be i perfect and complete, lacking in nothing .
Peace with God Through Faith 5 1 a Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, b we 1 have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have also c obtained access by faith 1 into this grace d in which we stand, and e we 2 rejoice 3 in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only that, but we f rejoice in our sufferings , knowing that suffering g produces endurance , 4 and endurance produces character , and character produces hope, 5 and h hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love i has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
12 i Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for j so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
1 Peter 1:6
6 In this you rejoice , though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by p various trials ,
1 Peter 1:7
7 so that q the tested genuineness of your faith —more precious than gold that perishes r though it is tested by s fire—may be found to result in t praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast . You have heard of r the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen s the purpose of the Lord, how t the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
36 For y you have need of endurance , so that z when you have done the will of God you may a receive what is promised.
2 Peter 1:6
6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control k with steadfastness , and steadfastness with godliness,
1 Thessalonians 5:23
23 Now may b the God of peace himself c sanctify you completely, and may your d whole e spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at f the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
48 o You therefore must be p perfect , q as your heavenly Father is perfect.
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