Perseverance and patience is not putting up with things until you go to Heaven. This is not what James is telling us to do.
When test and trials come, we must be patient and persevere WHILE OVERCOMING the test and trials.
Perseverance and patience is not passive. Say that with me. It is not sitting there waiting for things to be different.
James is the guy that tells us to do the Word not just listen, he’s the one that says faith without works is dead. He challenges us to action!
Patience Isn’t Passive[audio:11-08-09.mp3|titles=Patience Isn’t Passive=Jesse Shook]