Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Looking at James

Not only can you listen to the Bible, you can read and look up passages. You can go read the book of James yourself, or enjoy my already chewed gum: (eewww) But, I want to write down the things that jumped out at me today from hearing and then reading the book of James. Go read it or hear it for yourself. I'll wait.

Ask for wisdom without doubt. Anger has no part in God's work/ways. Put it aside. Bridle your tongue. Food, clothing, shelter---these are necessary for the body. We are not to deny others these needs. Be patient about the coming of the Lord---Be patient. Be patient like a farmer waiting on his crops. He said, be patient, three times.

Persevere under trial. James 1:18 GOD CHOSE TO MAKE YOU !

James 1:20 the anger of man does not ahieve the righteousness of God.

No favoritism, no partiality.

Ask, pray for wisdom without doubting, and when God gives wisdom, in James 3 it will look like this: not bitter, no jealousy, not earthly, not natural nor demonic, no disorder. Wisdom from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. Righteousness and it makes peace.

Do not complain agaist one another---The Judge is standing right at the door. (present tense)

Endure as the prophets---that is why all the Old Testament stories are there---just for you! Learn from them. Note how they learned of God's compassion and mercy.

Suffering? pray

Cheerful? sing

1 comment:

joyce said...

Do you really want to quote that verse back at me about how "no man knows the day nor hour" of the Lord's return? I am no man.