James was writing his epistle to Jewish believers in the first century who were experiencing varied circumstances, many of whom would experience very difficult, humbling, lowly circumstances but there were, as always is the case, a diversity in the body of Christ. So he's basically telling us how to deal with the best of times and how to deal with the worst of times, and that the irony is that the brother in the lowest circumstances is apparently having the worst of times, is to glory in the fact that he is in a high place; that the worst of times actually has the potential of being the best. In this message we're going to see in verses 10 to 11, he says to those who are apparently in a very good place, in a high place, that in reality that has the potential of being the worst, and more than that, how you deal with that. How are we supposed to deal with the changing circumstances of life? How are we to honor God when things are going terribly? And how are we called to honor God when things are going well? This is what James seeks to help us with: the best of times and the worst of times.