Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day 38, Feb. 7 - James 1

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There is so much in this chapter jumping out at me! Where do I begin!?!?!

I like the word steadfastness in verse 4 and what the ESV Study Bible says about it: Steadfastness leads ultimately to perfection. Believers grow in holiness but are not yet perfected in it; such perfection will only be realized when Jesus returns.

The very next verse talks about asking God for wisdom and He will give it. How we need wisdom in our lives.

Every good gift is from God. (17) Being quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger (19) Being doers of the Word not hears only. (22)

That's only the beginning... So much to ponder and apply... (doing ... not just hearing... doing)

Have a blessed day!

1 comment:

  1. James 1
    1 From James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To God’s faithful people who have been scattered. Greetings.

    To God's faithful people who have been scattered.

    Romans 10
    14 But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them?

    James 1
    2-4 Don’t run from tests and hardships, brothers and sisters. As difficult as they are, you will ultimately find joy in them; if you embrace them, your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as you endure. And true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line—mature, complete, and wanting nothing.

    18 We have a special role in His plan. He calls us to life by His message of truth so that we will show the rest of His creatures His goodness and love.

    21 So walk out on your corrupt liaison with smut and depraved living, and humbly welcome the word of truth that will blossom like the seed of salvation planted in your souls.

    25 However, it is possible to open your eyes and take in the beautiful, perfect truth found in God’s law of liberty and live by it. If you pursue that path and actually do what God has commanded, then you will avoid the many distractions that lead to an amnesia of all true things and you will be blessed.