James 1 Verse 12

12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.[1]

            James is making a reference back to the OT prophets and Jesus with starting this verse off with Blessed. Persevering through trails is a must for the Christian, standing steadfast on God’s promises and doing so we will receive the crown of life. The crown isn’t something that is earned though, it is given to those who turn from their won righteousness and rest in Christ. The reward is the resurrection and eternal life for those who persevere through the trials of life.

[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Jas 1:12). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.


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