Category Archives: James

Living In the End Times

Heard it again this weekend from someone. Something to the effect that we need to be studying the end times right now ’cause we’re in the end times and need to be prepared for the end times. Maybe that’s why … Continue reading

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The Facts

There’s no way I can read James 4 and not map it to what seems to be a prevailing undercurrent throughout the body of Christ in this season. But the temptation, it seems to me, would be over application or, … Continue reading

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The Way of Real Wisdom

Anybody else praying for wisdom these days? More aware now than ever that to navigate our cultural moment we need help from above? A couple of chapters ago James exhorts his readers, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him … Continue reading

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Tame the Untamable

If it’s true, then we really do need to take heed. If it’s as easy to be derailed by it as James says it is, and if it’s really so universally at play as James claims it is, then to … Continue reading

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Not By Faith Alone

No wonder it evoked a reaction from Luther in the early days of his awakening to justification by faith. Even today, no matter how many times you read it, for the gospel-minded it can come across like the sound of … Continue reading

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A Steadfast Life

The weight of the pandemic is still being felt. Just a few months ago we thought we were turning a corner only to soon realize it was a blind corner and there was a truck heading our way on our … Continue reading

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Seeds of Peace

Hovering over a promise to claim this morning. A promise of righteousness. Who couldn’t use a bit more righteousness — both within them and around them? But it’s one of those farming promises. You know, one of those you reap … Continue reading

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A Crown Beyond the Sun

Had a look at my post from this day in my reading plan a year ago. Not surprised that I put down a few thoughts from the reading in Ecclesiastes 2, lot to chew on there. I don’t play the … Continue reading

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A Catalyst for Patience

Longanimity. I’ve never come across the word before, until this morning. Used in one of my online lexicons to give the sense of a word found in one of my readings this morning. A 15th century English word which once … Continue reading

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Holders of the Faith

It’s sin. To show partiality is sin. To regard one person as more esteemed simply because of their high socio-economic status, and ignore another because their not so high socio-economic status is partiality–and that’s sin. To pamper the rich and … Continue reading

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