Monday, May 5, 2008

Mental Toughness, 4

Continued from "Mental Toughness, 3"

While it is reasonable that hope in future glory might help someone through a hard situation, Paul goes adds to it an incredible claim: "And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also . . . ." The Christian is not supposed to merely endure hardship on the basis of his future hope, he is to glory in his hardship. The apostle then explains that it is knowledge of the process that allows one to glory in his tribulations.

And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also knowing that tribulation [literally, pressure] worketh patience [endurance]; and patience, experience [provenness]; and experience, hope. (Romans 5:3-4)

Here is a diagram of that process . . . .

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. . . in the midst of your stress and pressures. (See Psalm 23)

I want to continue this discussion in "Mental Toughness, 5"

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