James 1:12 gives us the promise that those who endure temptation will receive the crown of life, which does not fade away. This crown of life is a picture of eternal life or final salvation. That is, those who persevere in the midst of their various trials are assured that their perseverance will be finally and fully awarded with life. In other words, Jesus will indeed save His people from their sins. And one of the means of this salvation is the successful undergoing of trials. This is what James has been telling us since the beginning of this chapter and it is a theme to which he refers over and over in this small yet powerfully practical epistle.
An exposition of the epistle of James by Doug Van Meter
|Faith that Saves (James 2:14–19)||Doug Van Meter||22 Jun 2008||Listen|
|Faith that Saves II (James 2:10–26)||Doug Van Meter||29 Jun 2008||Listen|
|Responsive, Thus Regenerating Faith (James 2:26)||Doug Van Meter||6 Jul 2008||Listen|