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James 1:12 Tempt of Evil vs. Test of Faith

James 1:12 (NLT)
God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

Temptation can be experienced in two forms: temptation of man and earthly things and temptation by God. When we are tempted by man and earthly things, we should escape from it. However, when God tempts us, it is not a tempt of evil but a test of faith. As our scripture reminds us, blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he is tried he shall receive the crown of life. Therefore, endure through the desire and enticement of the earthly temptation, and maintain your faith when "tempted" by God.