You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? (James 4:4). Our relationship with God is truly active, not just from God's side, but ours as well.
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away (James 1:9-10). A person's financial status is of no importance to God.
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about... (Matt. 1:18). I decided to focus on Joseph and try and put myself in his shoes. It was a good exercise.