James ends his letter with an exhortation to keep seeking, keep asking, keep hoping.
Waiting. For dinner to be ready, the doctor to call with a diagnosis, the stay-at-home order to be lifted. In all of our waiting, James calls us to be patient and steadfast.
COVID-19 might just be the slap in the face that both hurts and helps. James calls us to respond with humility rather than arrogance.
For all the struggles due to the stay-at-home orders, there’s hope. James gives us both a call to respond in humility and a comfort in the provision of abundant grace.
Words carry power. Words can both protect and preserve. James 3 highlights the immense power of our words and the words of others.
Work. Some of us need to do more work. Some of us work for the wrong reasons. James speaks to us both.
Favorites. We all have them. And yet, we’re called to not have them. Thanks, James.
We value what we remember. James calls us to remember with intentionality that fuels obedience.
Why do we sin? James 1:12-18 shows us the practice of our temptations and the present hope of future glory.
James 1:1-11 shows us that there’s always purpose in our pain. God is not wasting our trials.