In James 1:12, he writes about the Crown of Life. This is a ultimate reward from the Lord of eternal life. The verse reads: “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.” First of all, he refers to one who perseveres under trial. This is a direct reference to James 1:3 where he writes that the testing of our faith produces endurance or patience. Our faith must be rooted in Christ and the Word of God. It will be tested by people who will challenge our faith to see if indeed it is strong and what we say it is. This produces endures/patience which means fierce longness, steadfast endurance. There are times we must wait and this is what is required. Many say they want patience and they want it now because they don’t have any. We must stand on our beliefs and there are times that patience is required. Be care about asking for patience, be sure a test will follow. Patience is something we acquire over time, it is not an instant solution. But secondly, this statement mirrors something Jesus said in Matt 24:13 when He said: “ But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.” He is talking about enduring faith under extreme circumstances resulting in salvation. James is talking about enduring trials that result in the awarding of crown of life. The ultimate reward of the believe is eternal life. The word life is the Greek word zoe, which refers to the God-life. God is eternal and the God life is eternal. There are many that walk away from the faith and for many reasons. There are those reject the faith in Christ. When a person has place their trust in Christ and the Word of God for the forgiveness of their sin and endures till their end, eternal life is promised. This zoe life is only available through Jesus Christ as Acts 4:12 declares:” And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Put your trust in Hm and endure to the end and you will receive eternal life. Only God KNOWS what is in your heart.