James calls his hearers to endure suffering with patience through establishing their hearts, standing firm on the Rock and drinking from the Fountain of Living Water.
"My hope lives, not because I am not a sinner, but because I am a sinner for whom Christ died. My trust is not that I am holy, but that being unholy, Christ is my righteousness. My faith does not rest on what I am or will be or feel or know, but in what Christ is, in what He has done!" CH Spurgeon
A section from Pilgrim’s Progress, Puritan preacher and writer John Bunyan describes the magnificent mirror that the Shepherds of the Delectable Mountains showed to Christian and Mercy: Now the glass…