James 5: 13-20…. Final thoughts.

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one whoContinue reading “James 5: 13-20…. Final thoughts.”

James 5: 1-6… An attitude to riches.

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold,Continue reading “James 5: 1-6… An attitude to riches.”

James 4: 13-17….How long do I have?

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.Continue reading “James 4: 13-17….How long do I have?”

James 4: 7-12….The positive life.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Be wretched and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. HumbleContinue reading “James 4: 7-12….The positive life.”

James 4: 1-6…..Unbelievable behaviour!

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive,Continue reading “James 4: 1-6…..Unbelievable behaviour!”

James 3: 5b -12… Tongue 2.

How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. For every kind of beast and bird, ofContinue reading “James 3: 5b -12… Tongue 2.”

James 2: 20-26…. Examples from the past.

Do you want to be shown, you foolish person, that faith apart from works is useless? Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up his son Isaac on the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by his works; and the Scripture wasContinue reading “James 2: 20-26…. Examples from the past.”

1 James 2: 14-19…..’faith compared to work’

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things neededContinue reading “1 James 2: 14-19…..’faith compared to work’”