Today's word: Dear brothers and sisters,*  when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy



James 1

Faith and Endurance

2Dear brothers and sisters,*  when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.

5If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. 7Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.

 8Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.

9Believers who are*  poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. 10And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. 11The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.

12God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

13And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong,*  and he never tempts anyone else.


14Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.

16So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. 17Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.*  He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.*  18He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.*

Today's word: Dear brothers and sisters,*  when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy Today's word: Dear brothers and sisters,*  when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy Reviewed by Elora Akpotosevbe on October 05, 2017 Rating: 5

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