James 5:13 KJV 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. James present two different pictures in one verse, one of affliction and one of being merry. In both cases, he also tells us how to respond to the condition we are in. To me, both of the… Continue reading Pray or Praise
James 5:8 KJV 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Does it seem to you as it seems to me, that James is obsessed with patience? Do you think, as I just thought, that perhaps this is because his brother, Jesus, was very patient with him? James most… Continue reading Establish Your Heart
James 5:7 KJV 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. I live in Iowa. For those of you who don't know Iowa is a huge farming state. Our… Continue reading Patience revisited
James 5:1-6 KJV 1 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye… Continue reading Willing to Share
---James 4:16-17 KJV 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. I don't know about you but I hear it quite often. "We are going to Disneyland next week on vacation!" "I have a huge… Continue reading Don’t Sin – Just Do It!