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James 2:9

Jul 6, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  6 Comments

Saturday, 6 July 2019

…but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. James 2:9

James just cited the royal law which is that, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” He now shows that “if you show partiality, you commit sin.” The word translated as “you show partiality” is found only here in the Bible.Read the rest

James 2:8

Jul 5, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  8 Comments

Friday, 5 July 2019

If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you do well; James 2:8

James is now speaking to those who would presume to show preference to the rich within the congregation. In verse 2:6, he said, “But you have dishonored the poor man.” He is making an example for each person to consider.Read the rest

James 2:7

Jul 4, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  8 Comments

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? James 2:7

James, still speaking of the wealthy, asks another rhetorical question with the words, “Do they not blaspheme that noble name…?” The word “they” is in the emphatic position, and is thus to be stressed, “Do THEY not blaspheme that noble name?”

James has been speaking of those who come into the meeting of believers, and so it can be assumed that this is even speaking of someone who only claims to be such as well.Read the rest

James 2:6

Jul 3, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James, James (Written), Writings  //  9 Comments

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

But you have dishonored the poor man. Do not the rich oppress you and drag you into the courts? James 2:6

James has just spoken of those God has chosen, meaning “the poor of this world.” He went on to say that they are “rich in faith.” However, he now says to his audience, “But you have dishonored the poor man.”

The “you” is plural.… Read the rest

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