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Showing posts with label BookJames. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BookJames. Show all posts

When You are Tested, Turn to God

The first obvious question that we will ask is how can one be happy and joyful when he is facing trials and temptations. The answer to it is the easy as same as we ask this question. Its just that we don't want to accept the fact, of it being so simple. 

Reference Blog Post: Be Joyful during Trials

Human anger does not produce the righteousness of God - Book of James Series 9

Wrath or anger had always been the cause of destruction and problem. Let it be a family, office, friends, relations, partners, community, country everywhere this emotion had only brought problems. Anger has two aspects, one of it is the anger against wrong where we energize and revolt to make sure we destroy the cause of the issues. This could be a small problem or misunderstanding in our lives, or something going wrong against someone. This is called Human Anger.Here the anger is taken through a controlled phase where we find the issue, but the sad part is that this is usually not the kind of anger see around. The kind of emotion that we see accompanies immoral words, fight... moving into more severe scenarios causing damage to property and life.

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. [James 1:20]

Every good gift is from God above - Book of James Series 8

Gifts, if we arrange a party or a gathering to celebrate an achievement, we tend to receive gifts as a token of appreciation and a way to make us aware that people coming are part of the celebration. Gifts we all like, and with gifts we always expect to receive a good gifts. No one will ever expect a bad or a dangerous gift, its better not to receive any gift instead. Secondly we can see a pattern in us with respect to gifts. 

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. [James 1:17]

We give gift based on the person and their life and family status. Based on the details, the gift and its value gets changed. This is not a unique but a general trend across everyone.As we give and take gifts there is one special person whom we tend to forget. He had been there from the start of the world and had been giving our gits and blessing to everyone. Sometimes we acknowledge and other time we forget, or we at times take it for granted, and hence no appreciation back. Many of the gifts that we receive from him are unexpected and not every time accompanies a physical reference.

Ask in complete faith, with no wavering or doubting - Book of James Series 7

Ask and you receive. The context of this verse is in continuation to the earlier verse which says "If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him." In the earlier post I had already explained the context and the details of this particular verse where it’s asking those who feel they are deficient in wisdom and they will receive. Ask and you receive. This is a very simple text to read and understand but to receive it in our life we have to check and understand the base verse of this post. The first step as per Bible (Word of God) to receive wisdom is for us to ASK, and the next step is from God, who gives …, to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding. There is no discrimination of being a pastor or a members or a normal person. 

Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind.For truly, let not such a person imagine that he will receive anything [he asks for] from the Lord,
[James 1:6-7]