James 14:12-17 NAS
Blessed is a man who
perseveres under trial; for once he is approved, he will receive the crown
of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am being tempted by God";
for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt
anyone. But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed
by his own lust. Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to
sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. Do not be
deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good thing given and every
perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with
whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. In this exercise of
His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a
kind of first fruits, among His creatures.
This you know, my beloved brethren. But, everyone must be
quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger; for anger of man
does not achieve the righteousness of God.