”Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, when you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without fault and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not believe that he will receive anything from the Lord, he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
Great job so far in memorizing James 1! Verse 9 gives us an example:
‘The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.”
He should take pride because he has persevered in his faith despite his lack of earthly possessions.
This man has let his trials grow him and help him be mature and complete.
He has asked for wisdom when he needed it.
He believed that he received it. There were no doubts.
His faith helped him become a stable man focused on God.
A high position.
Please help us follow his example, dear Father.