This reading is from James, a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ to the twelve tribes in order to give Jesus’ followers a better understanding of what God has in store for them. “When you encounter various trials, for you know that the testing of your fault produces perseverance.” This means that when we are being tested by God, he often gives us a struggle in order for us to learn from our mistakes and grow deeper in faith. “But if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives it to all generously and ungrudgingly and he will be given it.” Wisdom can be defined as the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgment. This is a quality which continues to be developed for the duration of one’s life. God is telling us he is willing to give us the opportunity to gain knowledge and wisdom bit you have to be willing to undergo pressure.