Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. James 5:2
In the previous verse, James spoke of the miseries coming upon the rich. Here, he begins to describe what that entails, beginning with, “Your riches are corrupted.” The word sépó, translated as “corrupted,” is found only here in the New Testament.… Read the rest
This study begins a rather contentious chapter of the Bible. What are tongues? What is the purpose of tongues? Is what is conducted in charismatic churches acceptable or not? Find out. Study. Stand approved in your doctrine.
Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! James 5:1
James now speaks in a manner similar to verse 4:13. There he said, “Come now, you who say…” Here he begins with, “Come now, you rich.” This is his way of calling to attention an error in thinking that needs to be corrected.… Read the rest
But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. James 4:16
James is still speaking of the same subject which goes back to verse 13. It is the boasting which arises out of the assumption that we have the future in control, and that we can say, “Today or tomorrow we will do this and that.” Without including the Lord in the matter, we are boasting of possessing that to which we have no right to claim.… Read the rest