The Pilgrim's Progress - Week 7

The Vanity Fair

Personal Meditation

KEY THEMES:

  • Every believer lives in the world and is tempted to buy its empty treasures.
  • Unbelievers often laugh at and persecute Christians when they stand up for Jesus.
  • God gives us wisdom to resist temptation, make right choices, and endure trials.

KEY VERSES:
 
James 1:2–5, 12
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
 
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.