'A Certain State Of Undivided Mind'
He was traveling under orders, and he had to go where he was ordered. Obedience was very important, for the state of the nation was in peril. The leadership had lost it's bearings, the people were in disarray, and he was getting so old. He had led the nation for many years, but was now commanded to pass it on to another. This was not the first time. Once before he had been told to announce the choosing of another. But that one had failed.
'An Unfamiliar Road'
7So place yourselves under Godís authority. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you. 8Come close to God, and he will come close to you. Clean up your lives, you sinners, and clear your minds, you doubters. 9Be miserable, mourn, and cry. Turn your laughter into mourning and your joy into gloom. 10Humble yourselves in the Lordís presence. Then he will give you a high position. James 4
So far, James has been pulling the hearts and minds