A Needed Element • Romans 5:3-5

I have many fruit trees in my yard, and I am amazed with how much produce they produce. Some of these plants, although they were supposed to produce fruit, didn’t. The reason for the lack of fruit was that an element was missing, perhaps water or sunlight. This gives me a good understanding of Romans 5:3 which says “tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character and character, hope.” What is the needed element so that tribulations in our lives produce perseverance, character, and hope rather than rotten fruit? The love of God that has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit. (Romans 5:5)

-Adrian Caballero, Assistant Pastor