James is helping us to learn how to live in the best of times and in the worst of times. When we find that life is hard and difficult, when we think that we are in the worst of times, we can find out that in reality we are in the best of times if we see it biblically, if we apply wisdom. Other times when we think we're in the best of times, it has the potential to be the worst of times and we're going to see that. This is what James deals with in today's passage. He wants us to learn how to live the Christian life. How do you deal with difficult times? How do you respond to wonderful times? How do you deal with the blessings? How do you deal with the challenges?