James 1 (like selections from Matthew 7) tells us that believers should ask God for wisdom, believers should hear and do the word of God, and that not all who claim faith have it. James, in particular, tells us that we can deceive ourselves concerning God’s character and promises (especially under trial when we might accuse God of tempting us), by hearing and not doing the word, and with worthless religion rather than religion that is pure and undefiled before God (i.e. visiting orphans and widows). May these warnings encourage your growth in the grace of God.
- Meaningful House Construction (Psalm 127) July 3, 2020
- Fierce & Faithful Fathers (Joshua 1:1-9, 24:1-15) June 23, 2020
- Hi, Mom! May 10, 2020
- The Doors Were Locked for Fear (John 20:19-31) April 19, 2020
- God Justifies the Ungodly (Genesis 11:27-12:9, Romans 3:27-4:25) March 12, 2020