God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterwards they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempted me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.