|TRINITY BIBLE CHURCH|
It appears that James shifts away from dealing with trials in James 1:9-11. However, for His original readers, poverty and prosperity were the most significant trials they were enduring. Some believers faced trials associated with their poverty. Other believers struggled with trials due to their prosperity. Even today, believers, whether or not they acknowledge it, are being tried in poverty and prosperity. Regardless of whether one is rich or poor, however, does not matter in times of trials. Trials are the great equalizer between the rich and poor.