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James 3:1

James 3:1

The epistle of James was probably written by Christ's younger half-brother, and is considered to be the first New Testament book to be penned. It appears to rely more heavily of Christ's own, pre-cross teachings to Israel, rather than focussing on post-cross revelation to the Church, which was mainly given through Paul and the other apostles of Christ.

However, there is much important teaching in this little letter, that we would read more...

James 3:4

James 3:4

The tongue is a very small instrument, but it can be extremely influential - both for good and for evil. In the book of Proverbs, we find many examples where the tongues can been used for good - but also it describes the harmful mischief-making. and untold damage that a deceitful, gossiping, murmuring or lying tongue can inflict on an innocent victim.

The tongues of the righteous can give great encouragement and instruction, help read more...

James 3:10

James 3:10

We are required by God to conduct our lives with godly wisdom and spiritual understanding.. but the most unruly evil, which is incapable of being subdued by self-effort or rigorous training is the taming of the tongue.

This little organ can produce the most beautiful blessings which give glory of God while at the same time can pour forth the most un-sanctified filth and blasphemy, which discredits His holy name - and these things read more...

James 3:13

James 3:13

There is a significant difference between true wisdom and false wisdom - between wisdom from above and the wisdom of the world. The world too often equates wisdom with knowledge while godly wisdom is given from above.. as the Spirit of God directs the steps of a man and guides him in his actions and attitude.

Wisdom does not depend on how much knowledge a man manages to acquire but on how a man conducts himself in his every day read more...

James 3:16

James 3:16

There are certain character traits that are earthly, fleshly, sensual and demonic and there are those that are heavenly, spiritual, holy and godly. Only those that are born-again believers, who walk in spirit and truth are enabled to display the good and godly attributes that come from above, through the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Both unsaved sinners and carnal Christians, who carry out the works of the flesh, can read more...

James 3:17

James 3:17

James was a man that gave the church much good advice. He reminded believers that God is generous to all and will give wisdom willingly and uncritically to everyone who asks Him for it, in faith. He expands his treatise on wisdom by contrasting the wisdom of the world with the wisdom that comes from above and pointing out that true wisdom is demonstrated by a man’s good and gracious conduct – by his noble works and by his gracious conversation. James also adds read more...