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Pray or Praise

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

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Patience revisited

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

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Don’t Sin – Just Do It!

---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!

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What About Tomorrow?

James 4:13-15 KJV 13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for… Continue reading What About Tomorrow?

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Speak No Evil

James 4:11-12 KJV 11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save… Continue reading Speak No Evil