August 31, 2018

James has been addressing wealthy people who are hoarding money in these Last Days.  Today’s verse explains how they are able to hoard so much – they are not paying what they owe…

Behold, the wages of the labourers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by frau...

August 30, 2018

In today’s verse, James has important words about investing in the Last Days…

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.  (James 5:3)

One of my...

August 29, 2018

If you have a lot of money, you can buy a lot of “stuff.” In today’s verse, James tells us what is happening to our stuff…

Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten.  (James 5:2)

Something is happening at our house, and I’m curious to know if it’s happenin...

August 28, 2018

Today we begin the fifth and final chapter of James. Including today, we have twenty days left on this Journey in James.  For the first six days and verses, James will give a warning to the rich…

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are comi...

August 27, 2018

James has been addressing the importance of seeking the Lord’s will in our future plans…

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.  (James 4:17)

This is the final verse of Chapter 4; we only have one chapter of James remaining.  Taking...

August 26, 2018

James has been telling us not to boast about our plans, but to seek God’s will for our future.  In today’s verse, he is very matter-of-fact about the sin of arrogance…

As it is, you boast in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil.  (James 4:16)

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August 25, 2018

In our previous two verses, James has told us not to boast about what we plan to do in the future.  Today he will tell us what we should say instead…

Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.”  (James 4:15)

First, let’s talk abo...

August 24, 2018

Yesterday, James began a discussion about planning for the future, and the proper attitude about that.  He has a reminder for people who like to boast about what they plan to do, or about the money they plan to make…

Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.  W...

August 23, 2018

In the final verses of Chapter 4, James tells us not to boast about tomorrow…

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” – (James 4:13)

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August 22, 2018

Yesterday, James told us not to speak evil against others – not to set ourselves up as judges…

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy.  But who are you to judge your neighbour?  (James 4:12)

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