James

James

James

James 3:1-2       NIV

May 04, 2021 – Tuesday James 3:1-2       NIV 1 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly.  2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. James 3:1-2       NASB 1 Do not become teachers in large numbers, my brothers, since you know that we who are teachers will incur a stricter judgment.  2 For we…
James

James 2:19       NIV

May 03, 2021 – Monday James 2:20-24       NIV 20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless?  21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?  22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did.  23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him…
James

James 2:19 NIV

April 30, 2021 – Friday James 2:19 NIV 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. Comment What an interesting verse! And it comes in the midst of a ‘discussion’ of faith and deeds or faith and works depending on your Bible version. The discussion is from verse 14 through 25. The two verses preceding set up our verse for today; NIV – 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it…
James

James 1:5-7       NIV

April 29, 2021 – Thursday James 1:5-7       NIV 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.  6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.  7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Comment  The focus for today is on…
James

James 1:2-3

June 30, 2020 – Tuesday James 1:2-3   NIV 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.                          Comment Ouch!! Really? You are (I am) supposed to Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds. Why would this be true or seem to be desired? The answer is in the next…
James

James 4:7

June 22, 2020 – Monday                                                        James 4:7  NIV 7 Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Comment If you are (or ever were) a Star Trek fan, you will likely be familiar with the quote, “Resistance is futile” used by the Borg whenever they would encounter any race they intend to assimilate into…
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James 3:3

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice * December 23, 2019 – Monday James 3:3  NIV 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Comments It’s Monday, two days prior to Christmas and believe it or not our verse of the day is part of a discussion on taming the tongue. The discussion or more properly the teaching on taming the tongue is not…
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James 4:7-8

7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Verse 7 is included for context and because it is one of my life verses. However, I always read it in the following manner Submit yourselves unto God then resist the devil and he will flee from you. You or I can…
James

James 3:13-14

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth What an interesting pair of verses. They provide quite a contrast between one Who is wise and understanding vice one who harbors bitter envy and selfish ambition in his heart. The following…
Hebrews

Hebrews 12:1-3

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before Him He endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider Him who…