Day 7

Weekly Truth

from the James reading plan

James 1:2-3

BY She Reads Truth

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

As we study James, we will memorize the book’s key verses together, James 1:2-4. This week, we’ll begin with the first part of the passage, which teaches us the paradoxical truth of rejoicing in suffering.

Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials,
because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
– James 1:2-3

Write this passage down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about Scripture memorization. Will you join us?


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19 thoughts on "Weekly Truth"

  1. Nancy Singleton says:

    I’m about to have rotator cuff repair surgery, which involves a lot of pain & a long recovery & rehabilitation period. This is a perfect verse to memorize & draw strength from in the difficult days ahead.

  2. Samantha Aho says:

    So grateful for this reminder – such a valuable foundation to have with a culture that screams everything opposite of James’ encouragement.

  3. Steph C says:

    “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance” (1:2-3). Trials, waiting, illness … it can be exhausting! My natural reaction is to try to speed up the process or escape the trial. But James is encouraging believers to be patient, to trust God KNOWING that this is how God grows our faith! God never leaves us. He doesn’t abandon us in trials. He teaches us to cling tightly to Him. He is the Light in our dark times. He is the Hope in our discouragement. He is why and how we can keep pressing on. His grace is sufficient!

  4. Tanyah Hope says:

    I usually don’t have the endurance to truly finish what I start. But, the one thing I want to continue to work on is my endurance to God’s plan. No matter what circumstances and trials that play out in my life, there is a plan.

  5. Michelle Getz says:

    This verse holds a special place in my heart. My husband is in the military and when he was gone for 7 months this verse was what we studied deeply through our letters. He even made me a necklace with one of his dog tags and another tag with this verse engraved. When I read the first part “consider it pure joy”, I see joy in the sense that God does miraculous things with our suffering. Looking back on my childhood, God has me who I am with my trails. When we were struggling while my husband was gone, God reached in and drew us closer with his word. Suffering is just a blank canvas, you can see God’s work clearly! Praise the Lord for our suffering! Draw us near!

  6. Michelle says:

    Recently read “The Mark of the Lion” trilogy by Francine Rivers. It is set in the 70’s A.D. The main characters carry so much scripture (the Old Testament and the letters of Paul, Peter, the writings that would become the Gospels we know today) memorized. It is so beautiful and shapes their lives day in and day out. May the Lord grant me the desire and work to memorize and carry more Scripture with me.

  7. Felicity Rose says:

    This study is exactly what I’ve been needing to read.

    1. Sarah Schumacher says:

      Amen. Me too.

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