June 30, 2018

In yesterday’s verse, James presented his readers with a scenario of two men showing up at church – a rich man wearing a gold ring and nice clothes, and a poor man wearing shabby clothes.  He continues the illustration in verse 3…

and if you pay attention to the one who...

June 29, 2018

This is one of those sections in James where it’s a challenge to give commentary on one verse a day, because several verses need to be considered together to get the big picture of the passage.  Nevertheless, we will still take it one verse at a time, focusing on a par...

June 28, 2018

In the first chapter of his letter, James encouraged us to trust God through our trials; not falling prey to Satan’s tempting shortcuts, but continuing to do what God’s Word says is right.

We are now 25% of the way through our summer series.  Today, we begin Chapter 2…

M...

June 27, 2018

Yesterday James said that if a person can’t bridle his tongue, his religion is worthless.  Today he will describe the type of “religion” that meets with God’s approval…

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this:  to visit orphans and widows in th...

June 26, 2018

In today’s verse, James introduces a topic that will become an important theme in his letter…

If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.  (James 1:26)

James was very concerned about a Chris...

June 25, 2018

James says that if we are hearers of God’s Word but not doers of the Word, we are like people who look in the mirror and then walk away, forgetting about the issues that need to be addressed…

But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres...

June 24, 2018

In verse 22, James exhorted us to be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.  In verse 23, he likened the hearer who is not a doer to a man looking in the mirror.  He elaborates on that in today’s verse…

For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets wh...

June 23, 2018

Yesterday was the first full day of summer, and it was one of the most important days in our summer series on James.  We looked at James 1:22, which is one of the key verses in the epistle.  James exhorted us to be doers of the Word, and not hearers only…

For if an...

June 22, 2018

We have several cookbooks, and they are filled with lots of great recipes.  In fact, one book contains meal ideas for every day of the year.  I think we have used about two of them!  Perhaps we should be doers of the book, and not readers only.

In yesterday’s...

June 21, 2018

Today is the first day of summer!  The corn is growing quickly in the field around our home.  If you have a garden this year, you are looking forward to a season of wonderful blessings, and it’s because of the seeds that you planted in the spring…

Therefore put awa...

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