My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations;…
There are two general grounds on which believers may well do what is here required of them.
1. In spite of their trials they have precious privileges and exalted prospects — such privileges as peace with God and hearts renewed to righteousness. (Psalm 73:24).
2. Their trials themselves are fraught with good. They are part of God's paternal discipline. They are fitted to give them many salutary lessons respecting the evil of sin and the value of salvation.
3. And, finally, the "trial of their faith," as the apostle goes on to say, "worketh patience."
(A. S. Patterson, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;