Actions: freedom in obedience

James 1:25 For most people, the two words ‘freedom’ and ‘obedience’ simply are not compatible. To be ‘free’ is to be unbound by submission to another authority, to be ‘obedient’ is to relinquish one’s freedom and submit to authority. Logically, they are incompatible ideals but James, and throughout the Bible, brings these two, seemingly opposite,… Read more Actions: freedom in obedience

Temptation: From God…?

James 1:13 A common misconception about Christianity and faith in God is that is the miracle cure to whatever problem you might have. So very, very wrong! As we’ve seen through the introduction of James, life is one of trials and hardship for those who faith in God. Let the hard times roll! It’s almost… Read more Temptation: From God…?

Faith: Approved?

James 1:12 As our faith is tested, proven and set in perspective, James then says: Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James seems to bind together the various things that… Read more Faith: Approved?