II. Practical Virtues
of Christian Perfection
A. Enduring Trials by Faith
2 Count it all ajoy, my bbrothers, whenever you fall into various 1ctrials,
3 Knowing that the aproving of your 1faith works out bendurance.
4 And let aendurance have its perfect work that you may be 1bperfect and entire, lacking in nothing.
5 But if any one of you lacks 1awisdom, let him 2bask of God, who gives to all 3liberally and does 4not reproach, and it will be given to him.
6 But let him ask in afaith, 1bdoubting nothing, for he who 1doubts is like the surge of the csea, driven by the dwind and tossed about.
7 For that man must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
8 He is a 1adouble-souled man, unstable in all his ways.
9 And let the lowly brother 1boast in his 2aexaltation,
10 And the 1rich in his being brought low, because like a aflower of the grass he will bpass away.
11 For the 1sun rises with its 2scorching heat and withers the agrass, and its flower falls off, and the bbeauty of its appearance is destroyed; so also the 3crich man will fade away in his pursuits.
12 aBlessed is the man who endures 1trial, because when he has become 2approved by testing, he will receive the 3bcrown of 4life, which He cpromised to those who 5dlove Him.