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“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials…”


fall into

The words “fall into” mean to fall into something so as to be encompassed with trials. Christians, at times, find themselves enveloped and surrounded by trials.

Falling into trials involves both movement and impact. Christians come suddenly upon adversities and encounter deep difficulties. This trial is something we “fall into,” not by our own devices. This trial did not come from our personal sin but by God putting it into our life.


God puts trials into our lives, not due to our own making but to His designs.


Most of us count it all joy when we avoid trial. Some of us get into trouble with our own folly. This trial is something we “fall into.” It is not a trial of our own making but something of God’s making.