Bible: James 1:12-18

1:12 Happy is the one 1  who endures testing, because when he has proven to be genuine, he will receive the crown of life that God 2  promised to those who love him. 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted by evil, 3  and he himself tempts no one. 1:14 But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desires. 1:15 Then when desire conceives, it gives birth to sin, and when sin is full grown, it gives birth to death. 1:16 Do not be led astray, my dear brothers and sisters. 4  1:17 All generous giving and every perfect gift 5  is from above, coming down 6  from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or the slightest hint of change. 7  1:18 By his sovereign plan he gave us birth 8  through the message of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.

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