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Faith and Endurance
Today's Passage: James 1:1-16
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Or, for your convenience I have typed the verses below from the
New Living Testament (NLT).
Thank You for meeting me, LORD.
I welcome you into this place.
Please prepare my heart Jehovah.
Thank you for insight.
Meditation in WORSHIP
God is able to speak to us through those words that we read and reread, as we think about what we have read and ponder those words infiltrate our minds and change us. They give us a better understanding of what God is saying in His word. Through that better understanding we begin to think differently, and our attitudes and lives change. Even our actions toward ourselves, others and the world change to be more Christlike.
And isn't that what Christians desire? To be Christ like. To be Christ followers. To know God.
With these precepts or tenets in place, let us begin with WORSHIP.
Greetings from James
1. This letter is from James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am writing to the "twelve tribes"— Jewish believers scattered abroad.
2. Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
3. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
4. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
5. If you need wisdom, ask your generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
6. But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
7. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the LORD.
8. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
9. Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them.
10. And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them. They will fade away like a little flower in the field.
11. The hot sun rises and the grass withers; the little flower droops and falls and its beauty fades away. In the same way, the rich will fade away with all of their achievements.
12. God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
13. And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.
14. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.
15. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.
16. So don't be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
17. Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.
18. He chose to give birth to us by giving us his true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession.
James 1:1-17 NLT
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