Main point summary
The path of wisdom is characterized by rejoicing through trials, asking for wisdom in faith, and boasting in Christ alone.
e Count it all joy, my brothers, 1
when you meet trials f of various kinds,
for you know
that g the testing of your faith h produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect,
that you may be i perfect and complete,
lacking in nothing.
j If any of you lacks wisdom,
k let him ask God,
l who gives generously to all without reproach,
and it will be given him.
But m let him ask in faith,
n with no doubting,
for the one who doubts
is like o a wave of the sea
that is driven and tossed by the wind.
For that person must not suppose
that he will receive anything from the Lord;
p he is a double-minded man,
q unstable in all his ways.
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
and r the rich in his humiliation,
because s like a flower of the grass 1
he will pass away.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat
and t withers the grass;
its flower falls,
and its beauty perishes.
So also will the rich man fade away
in the midst of his pursuits.