Jesus is serious about joy, in heaven and on earth. He says there is great joy when sinful people return to God down the road of repentance. James restates Jesus’ call to joy. He starts by exposing our joylessness in relation to people and to God, and then he shows its cause. He calls us […]
Our words reflect the prevailing wisdom of our hearts. There is a wisdom from above that changes our hearts and gives us the power to use our words of good. This wisdom belongs to God and comes to us in Christ. A heart at peace with God through faith in Christ expresses itself in words […]
In this passage, James points out the power of our words, our powerlessness to control them, and the power of God that guides and shapes them. Once again, we see that the heart of the matter is humility in the heart.
From the pages of Scripture comes a plea to think and live as those who hold the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. Come, congregation, let us reason together in pursuit of the life of faith that works to the glory of God. Text: James 2:14-26
The royal law of God is to love our neighbor as ourselves. Love is rooted in the soil of a heart of faith in Jesus Christ, and it bears fruit in our relationships with people. In this passage James is showing how love removes partiality based on distinctions that do not matter in the kingdom […]