The Dark Side of faith...
Up through verse five, James has been carefully painting the portrait of what God wants His people to be and how to live their lives. Joy, endurance, patience, wisdom and faith are the guiding lines of that portrait. They should be the bedrock on which our lives turn. Now, at verse six, he shows the contrasting view. It is an unstable life that cannot endure before God. Down through verse eleven James describes the anti-christian, and gives an example of
We now come to James first mention of prayer:
5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault,...
We pray for the wisdom to persevers and grow, and we ask of a loving Father who gives generously and without hesitation. Paul told the Philippians (4:6) and the Ephesians (6:18) to pray at all times for all things. In a Christians life 'need' and 'prayer' go hand in hand. Jesus told the disciples that '...if you know how
My Peace Giver
Who can I turn to and where can I go,
When my burdens get too heavy and my tears start to flow?
It is Jesus I run to for He's always near;
He removes all my worries my doubts and my fears.
He is my physician, my redeemer, and friend;
On Him, I know I can always depend!
His mercy and grace are sufficient enough,
He gives me His strength when the going gets tough!
His love is everlasting
There was the Old Testament Period, covered by the Old Testament, and the New Testament Period, covered by the New Testament.
In between, there was a period of time I've heard referred to as the Intertestamentary Period.
If I remember correctly, it lasted about 400 years.
I'd like to study the Intertestamentary Period, but I haven't found much information on it so far.
Updated Dec 8th 2009 at 09:54 PM by gringo300
Do You See That Man?
Do you see that Man - the One upon the Tree
Who used to walk the shores of the Galilean Sea?
Some say that His coming has long since been foretold;
By dead kings and teachers and our own prophets of old.
He claimed He was the Son of God; indeed this I believe
But others tell me I am wrong; that He came to deceive
They say He was
Updated Jan 3rd 2010 at 05:26 PM by paidforinfull