Quick To Listen And Quick To Obey: James 1:19-27

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has … Continue reading Quick To Listen And Quick To Obey: James 1:19-27

Good News For Those Caught In Sin: How The Woman Caught In Adultery Points Us To The Gospel

Her heart pounded, and she felt sick. Her face was hot with shame. Adultery was a serious sin that carried serious consequences. She and the man she had been caught with stood before a group of Pharisees and teachers of the law. They were both frozen not daring to move. The awkwardness was unbearable. Then, … Continue reading Good News For Those Caught In Sin: How The Woman Caught In Adultery Points Us To The Gospel

Every Good And Perfect Gift: God’s Unchangeable Goodness In A Storm-Tossed World, James 1:16-18

So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out … Continue reading Every Good And Perfect Gift: God’s Unchangeable Goodness In A Storm-Tossed World, James 1:16-18

God Never Tempts Us To Do Wrong…That’s On Us: James 1:13-15

  And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives … Continue reading God Never Tempts Us To Do Wrong…That’s On Us: James 1:13-15

When Troubles Come, God Blesses Our Patient Endurance: James 1:12

God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 God does not promise the Christian an easy life. On the contrary, Jesus tells us in John 16:33 that here on earth we will have many trials and … Continue reading When Troubles Come, God Blesses Our Patient Endurance: James 1:12

Christians, Do Not Boast In Fading Things, Boast in God Alone: James 1:9-11

Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls, and its beauty fades away. In … Continue reading Christians, Do Not Boast In Fading Things, Boast in God Alone: James 1:9-11