Manage episode 328081691 series 2286268
Believers in humble circumstances can boast in their exaltation, James writes. They are a part of God's royal family and this is cause to celebrate. Greatness in this family is found in service, to God and one another. And the wealthy believers? They can boast in their humiliation. Their earthly status and wealth is temporary in the eyes of the Kingdom. They can still celebrate when they are being humbled because God, who has blessed them, is now giving opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Rich and poor alike experience trials, but the crown of life is promised to everyone who endures. The believers' inner quality is being revealed through their persevering trust in Jesus.