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Personalize James 1:2-4

Read the passage out loud or silently to yourself. Insert your name where there are blanks.

My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy.  After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance, _________. Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing.
- James 1:2-4 (Common English Bible)

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