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Strong in patience: Devotional Commentary for August 16-22

James 5:7-11 (NASB) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 5:7-9 7Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. 8You too be patient; strengthen your hearts,…

Lost in the perishable: Devotional commentary for August 9-15

James 5:1-6 (NASB) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 5:1-3 1Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries which are coming upon you. 2Your riches have rotted and your garments have become moth-eaten. 3Your gold and your silver have rusted; and their rust will be a witness against…

Leaning on the Master: Devotional Commentary for August 2-8

James 4:13-17 (NKJV) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 4:13-16 13Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; 14whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even…

Safe with God: Devotional Commentary for July 26-August 1

James 4:7-12 (NKJV) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 4:7-9 7Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9Lament and mourn and weep! Let…

Must we fight? Devotional Commentary for July 19-25

James 4:1-6 (NKJV) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? James closed the third chapter of his epistle after introducing us to two types of wisdom and after identifying…

Who is wise? Devotional Commentary for July 12-18

James 3:13-18 (NASB) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 3:13 Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. Like the Sower's seeds in the Gospel narrative, James' teachings seem to have fallen on hearts with disparate levels…

Too close to be tamed: Devotional Commentary for July 5-11

James 3:7-12 This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 3:7–8 7For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. 8But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison. James continues to express…

The aspiring teacher: Devotional Commentary for June 28-July 4

James 3:1-6 (NASB) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 3:1-2 1Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment. 2For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the…

Faith: Devotional Commentary for June 21-27

James 2:20-26 (NASB) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 2:20-26 20But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22You see that faith was working…

heard but not seen? Devotional Commentary for June 14-20

James 2:14-19 (NASB) This is the Word of God. May the Spirit of Truth give us Wisdom and Insight to receive what has been conveyed through His Word by His Inspiration. 2:14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? As repeatedly noted in previous meditations, James' primary concern has been the nature, quality, and the manner in which…

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