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True Faith: A Study in James

DAY 1 OF 5

What does it say?

James opened his letter with short discussions on trials and temptations, obedience to the Word, and pure religion.

What does it mean?

James wrote to encourage the Jewish Christians who had been scattered when persecution of the church began (Acts 8:1, 4). He wanted them to look at every trial and temptation through the lens of godly wisdom. The tough times they were experiencing would serve to refine their character and make them spiritually mature if they yielded their hearts and minds to the Lord. The advice James offered was honest and to the point: don’t just listen to what God says … trust Him enough to do what He says!

How should I respond?

No experience in the life of a believer should ever be wasted. Even the most difficult trial or toughest temptation can strengthen your faith and develop Christ-like character if you completely surrender to God. In what area of your life do you need to exercise steadfast faith this week? Search God’s Word for wisdom on how to handle the issue, and then follow through by doing what it says. God has allowed whatever you’re currently facing, so trust Him to use it in your life to bring you to spiritual maturity. Don’t waste one moment today, but look at each obstacle and remember that an untested faith will be a shallow faith.

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True Faith: A Study in James

Written by Jesus’ brother, the book of James is a practical guide to living a Christ-centered life. James encourages his readers to remain steadfast in a trial, tame the tongue, and humble themselves before the Lord. The...

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