James 1


A tour of James 1 with Ken Boa.

James is a powerful and practical manual on the application of faith in Christ to the struggles and relationships we encounter every day. With force and clarity, this epistle relates Christlike conduct to a wide range of topics, and it is always convicting to read.  James maps the behavior of belief and shows how faith perseveres under trials, resists temptations, responds to Scripture, overcomes favoritism, leads to good works, controls the tongue, produces wisdom, submits to God, resists the lures of the world and the devil, depends on God and not on riches, waits patiently for Christ’s coming, and results in answered prayer.

After a brief greeting (1:1) James speaks of the eternal perspective believers need to cultivate when they are facing trials so that they will be able to persevere when tested and tempted (1:2-18).  They must not only listen to the word, but apply it to their actions (1:19-27).



Lord, every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with who there is no variation or shifting shadow.

Meditation passage for today: verses 2-5, 12, 17-22


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