James contrasts the testing of our faith with the tempting of our faith. He weighs the positive benefits of facing trials of many kinds with the negative consequences of yielding to temptation in its many forms. He describes three decisive factors that turn the testing of our faith into the tempting of our faith. Don’t let divided loyalties bewilder you. Don’t let disappointment over your social status discourage you. Don’t let your old sinful nature deceive you.