Trials and Maturity

2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials,

References for James 1:2

      3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
      4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
      5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.
      6 But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
      7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
      8 An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways.
      9 The brother of humble circumstances should boast in his exaltation;
      10 but the one who is rich [should boast] in his humiliation, because he will pass away like a flower of the field.
      11 For the sun rises with its scorching heat and dries up the grass; its flower falls off, and its beautiful appearance is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will wither away while pursuing his activities.
      12 Blessed is a man who endures trials,a because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that Heb has promised to those who love Him.

      References for James 1:12

        • a 1:12 - Lit trial, used as a collective
        • b 1:12 - Other mss read that the Lord