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James 5:8

Sep 5, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Thursday, 5 September 2019

You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. James 5:8

James repeats his words of the previous verse. They are set in parallel –

7) Therefore be patient, brethren

8) You also be patient

The meaning of “You also be patient” is based on what he said about the farmer in verse 7, that he waits for the precious fruit of the earth, and that his waiting is based on the coming of the former and latter rains.Read the rest

James 5:7

Sep 4, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. James 5:7

The word “Therefore” which begins this verse is given to sum up the things described in the previous section.Read the rest

James 5:6

Sep 3, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you. James 5:6

James is still speaking to the rich of verse 1. He has rightfully pointed out the failings which the rich are commonly guilty of. What he says is a general commentary on the state of those who are rich and who use their wealth without taking their position before God into consideration.Read the rest

James 5:5

Sep 2, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Monday, 2 September 2019

You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. James 5:5

The thought continues from the previous verses. James has been addressing the rich, condemning them for their abusive lifestyles. After mentioning how the rich man harms others, he now turns to how they treat themselves, beginning with, “You have lived on the earth in pleasure.” Here is a word found only this once in Scripture.Read the rest

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