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James 1

December 26, 2009

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

12 thoughts on “James 1”

  1. v.5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

    This follows straight after the discussion on trials and therefore linked to it. God can give us wisdom to know how to handle our difficulties.

  2. v.5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

    This follows straight after the discussion on trials and therefore linked to it. God can give us wisdom to know how to handle our difficulties.

  3. v.12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

    “to those who love him” assumes some Christians do not love the Lord. See also John 14:21-24.

  4. v.12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

    “to those who love him” assumes some Christians do not love the Lord. See also John 14:21-24.

  5. v.13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

    God sometimes allows difficulties to come across our path but he is not the source of temptation.

  6. v.13 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone.

    God sometimes allows difficulties to come across our path but he is not the source of temptation.

  7. v.23-24 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

    Not enough to hear the word but must put it into action to gain freedom (v.25)

  8. v.23-24 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

    Not enough to hear the word but must put it into action to gain freedom (v.25)

  9. v.25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

    God’s law gives freedom. It does not tie us up in knots trying to do the right thing, rather it brings freedom.

  10. v.25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.

    God’s law gives freedom. It does not tie us up in knots trying to do the right thing, rather it brings freedom.

  11. v.2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds

    Any difficulty is a test to see if we are going to trust God or not. Therefore all difficulties are profitable because they strengthen our ability to trust God.

    (From Constable’s commentary) “Most people count it all joy when they escape trials, and they count is all grief when they have to endure them.”

  12. v.2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds

    Any difficulty is a test to see if we are going to trust God or not. Therefore all difficulties are profitable because they strengthen our ability to trust God.

    (From Constable’s commentary) “Most people count it all joy when they escape trials, and they count is all grief when they have to endure them.”

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