High Position and Low Position. James 1:9-11 9.......The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position. 10......But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower. 11........For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business. What do you think James is trying to say in this passage ? What is the high position that someone without wealth should Take ? And what is the low position that a rich man should take ? To me the brother who is poor should take pride in his humility because humbleness will gain a high position in the kingdom of God . Jesus said " Blessed are you who are poor , for yours is the kingdom of God " Luke 6:20 . The humble man 's trial is to learn God's Dependence. The rich man should take pride in his position because we are all equal in God's eyes.the rich man's trial is to stay focused on God because it will be easier for him to stray away from God. And it says if he doesn't keep focused he will die without God. The victory crown for the Christian who perseveres is eternal life.