and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. (James 1:21b) After this, James describes the attitude we are to
Approach to Dealing with Peer Pressure
The next time you feel pressured, ask yourself what the consequences of giving in to the pressure are. How will you feel about yourself?
There Will Come a Day When Evil Will Be No More When Jesus Sets Up His Kingdom
Its distinctly declared Divine origin; the declaration that it shall never be destroyed; the assurance that it would absorb all other kingdoms, and that it would stand forever; and the entire accordance of these declarations with the account of the kingdom of the Messiah in the New Testament, show beyond a doubt that the kingdom of the Redeemer is intended.
“Trials and afflictions often produce grumbling or complaints. James prohibited this response when he urged his readers to be patient. Be patient demands an attitude which shows long-suffering in the presence of affliction and injustice. Believers should show this stamina without complaining, giving up, or retaliating. They should be ready to endure affliction without complaint and to remain committed in their obedience to God.” – Thomas D. Lea
Theodore Cressy Skeat: AKA T. C. Skeat (1907 — 2003)
If you have never heard of T. C. Skeat; then, you have barely scratched the surface of New Testament Textual Studies. Skeat’s name and work can be found many dozens upon dozens of times and in some cases 200+ times in many modern NT textual criticism books. Read what lies below and learn of one of the greatest textual scholars of the 20th century.
Mark 6:34 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)
34 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.
They had no one to teach them and guide them. The priests and scribes were proud and corrupt; they despised the common people and neglected them.
Christians need to to hear God; to listen to the instructions of that truth by which they have been begotten, and brought into so near relation to him. Christians are to be more ready to hear than to speak; or that they are to be disposed to learn always from the Word of God.
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. (James
James 3:2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also
deceiving yourselves (James 1:22c) Over 41,000 different Christian denominations today are filled with dutiful persons who regularly attend Christian services, regularly read their Bibles, and