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Browsing "James (Written)"

James 2:19

Jul 16, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  8 Comments

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! James 2:19

The word “you” is singular and it is in the emphatic position, and so James – writing to a Jewish audience – implies that the individual is self-deceived if he claims to have faith and yet has no works.Read the rest

James 2:17

Jul 14, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. James 2:17

James now shows that a person’s faith needs to be expressed outwardly in acts which are of value in relation to the faith. What does that mean exactly? First, he says, “Thus also faith by itself.” The Greek actually is structured with “by itself” at the end of the verse.Read the rest

James 2:16

Jul 13, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Saturday, 13 July 2019

…and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? James 2:16

James just spoke of the person who is “naked and destitute of daily food.” Now, referring to those he is writing to, he says, “and one of you says to them.” It is a believer speaking to the person who is naked or destitute of daily food.Read the rest

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