10. Because you have guarded and kept My Word of patient endurance — have held fast the lesson of My patience with the expectant endurance that I give you — I also will keep you safe from the hour of trial (testing) which is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell upon the earth. Amp.
Patience -c) cheerful or hopeful endurance, constancy, patient continuance, waiting; to undergo, bear trials, have fortitude, persevere, abide, endure, take patiently, suffer.
Patient -d) enduring pain, trouble, etc. with composure and without complaining; calmly tolerating delay.
c) – Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance
d) – Webster’s Dictionary
We know that we have trials in our life for our good. Without the trials, we would be like a garden that is never pruned or weeded. We need the Lord to come and bring His corrective rod to teach us His ways. We must learn when He is bringing the needed trial in our life and not walk around it. That is what Rev. 3:10 is all about.
We all want smooth sailing in our world. But if we never had tears, we would never appreciate the joys. If nothing went wrong, we would be spoiled children. The Lord wants us to be strong warriors for His cause. He needs us to be noble and strong and not feeble and weary.
Trials help us to learn the value of life. Trials help us learn to endure without complaining. Trials help us to grow in faith. Trials help us to know Jesus and His ways. Trials teach us the value of His strength and power. Trials help us to learn how to use His power.
Patience is one of the fruits of the Spirit. We are not born with patience. As we endure the trials put before us, we will come to the place of safety in the last days when all the world is running scared. You will be at rest, patiently awaiting His return with joy.
We receive His promise of safety because we have endured His trial after trial patiently. It does not say we were necessarily victorious, but that we endured patiently the trials set before us. We submitted our life into His loving hands. Now He will keep us safe!
James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3. Knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. KJV.
His reason for the trials is to perfect us because He loves us. He has all that we need and will teach us how to appropriate the power of the Holy Spirit in the trial. We will come out with a knowledge of Him we could get no other way. We will have His power flowing through our soul leading us to victory. And that is just what we all want and need!