Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
References for James 1:12
When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;
but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed.
References for James 1:14
Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
References for James 1:15
Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters.
References for James 1:16
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
References for James 1:17
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
References for James 1:18