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James 4:7

Aug 18, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  4 Comments

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:7

James, having just quoted the proverb which says that God resists the proud but that He gives grace to the humble, now shows how to practically work that precept out. Starting out with, “Therefore,” is given to show this, and also to sum up the other precepts he stated, such as that the person who wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.Read the rest

James 4:6

Aug 17, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Saturday, 17 August 2019

But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:
God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.”
James 4:6

The difficulty of the previous verse is more surely resolved in the words of this verse. As was seen, it is highly debated if the “spirit” referred to in the previous verse was that of man, or if it was speaking of the Holy Spirit.Read the rest

James 4:4

Aug 15, 2019   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), James (epistles), James (written), Writings  //  7 Comments

Thursday, 14 August 2019

Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. James 4:4

There is a difference between source texts here –

Adulterers and adulteresses! (NKJV, et al)

You adulteresses!Read the rest

James 4:3

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

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures. James 4:3

James just said, “…you do not have because you do not ask.” Now, implying that the person has asked, he continues with, “You ask and do not receive.” He is developing his words from one thing to the next in order to show how all things must be in accord with the will of God.Read the rest