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18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. 19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble. 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
still in James 1… The next several verses have thoughts that flow… this is a letter after all. I am unsure exactly where to separate my thoughts. These verses quite plainly spell out the HOW of growing and becoming Spiritually Mature.
After having just learned that our Lord will not tempt with evil -but He can use those times to work good in our lives and Patience continues her perfect work, maturing us, challenging us to desire Wisdom without wavering in our faith – we are now reminded that anything good in our life is from God.
But today I read that God will not tempt me.
My temptations come when I am drawn away…
away—from the previous admonition: ASK GOD FOR WISDOM… in faith, not wavering.
Today we’re talking through James 1:9-12
…In the end, we will ALL fade away from this life and enter into His Presence on equal ground. No amount of poverty or riches from this life will influence our rewards in Heaven.
A reoccurring sentiment that I am finding among some of my friends when they ask me about my Bible Journaling is “I’m not artistic–I could never do that.”
Well, I am going to tell you –ANYONE CAN DO THIS!
A little bit more from James 1:
I cannot rely on my experiences in life to give me God’s view of a matter.
…Thus: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God…