If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault. James 1:5 (James 1:1-9)
We be scattered among tha nations, but no worries, mate, count it as all good. In fact, count it as pure joy when ya face trials of ever sort that test yer faith. Such trials puts inter us a spirit of perseverance that turns us from tots in faith inter adults so that we lack no good thing fer carrying out Skipper’s work and commands.
If ya lack wisdom, ask Skip. Only when ya ask, believe with all yer heart and soul and mind that Skip ‘ill answer. A feller who asks Skip fer wisdom and then ‘as doubts ought not ter think he ‘ill get anything fer asking. Rascal like that be like a helmsman that tacks first one way, then a nudder until tha ship be in irons and carried along by currents rushing towards reefs and rocks. Feller of this sort ‘ill soon shipwreck his faith, ya may lay ter that.
Skipper gives ter those who believe and he does so without pointing out ever little fault that be in us. If ya not believe Skipper ‘ill give ya wisdom, if ya not believe Skipper’s words ah tall, then ya be destined ter wander in tha wilderness–maybe even ’till ya die. Thar be a good many stories and examples of this sort in Skipper’s Code of Conduct.
In this way ya ‘ill be lead by Skipper’s Holy Ghost of Truth. Though ya may wander a spell in a wilderness, ya ‘ill ne’er be alone. Skip ‘ill be by yer side tha whole passage, of that ya kin be sure.