|James 1 (NKJV™)
|James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings.
|My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
|knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
|But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
|If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
|But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
|For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord;
|he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
|Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation,
|but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away.
|For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.
New King James Version®, Copyright © 1982, Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved.
The book of James calls believers to put feet to their faith. Known mostly for the verse "Faith without works is dead" (2:26), James perfectly describes the relationship between action and belief that should naturally flow from true Christianity. In this series, Pastor Skip Heitzig takes a look at this challenging book and how it should affect the everyday life of a Jesus follower.
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