James 1:12 (KJV) Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
Temptation is a test of faith. James says when we endure such temptation, that we will receive the Crown of Life. This is a reward much greater than the price paid. If we really love the Lord, we will keep His commandments. We can accomplish this with the help of the Holy Ghost. This requires us to keep our faith in Jesus and Him crucified.
(Read 1 Peter 3:14-16)
This devotion is taken from Rev. Allen Smith’s Devotional, “One Day At A Time – A Daily Devotional Guide For Each Day Of The Year”. You can check it out at: http://smarturl.it/one_dayatatime