Scripture teaches that “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (Jas. 2:17). The epistle of James generates much thinking and discussion regarding works and salvation. An elderly missionary said, I did not receive
We live in a culture that is deteriorating partly because of its loss of a moral standard. Since its inception, Christianity has provided a true moral standard by promoting and being committed to the biblical
The entry this week focuses on the trials and afflictions of believers. Often these times turn out to be blessings in disguise. In the very beginning of his epistle, James described his relationship to the
“Father of Him; i.e., “worshipper of God”, the second of the sons” of Aaron (Ex. 6:23; Num. 3:2; 26:60; 1 Chr. 6:3). Along with his three brothers he was consecrated to the priest’s office (Ex. 28:1). With his father and elder brother he accompanied the seventy elders part of the way up the mount with Moses (Ex. “24:1, 9). On one occasion he and Nadab his brother offered” “incense in their censers filled with “strange” (i.e., common)” “fire, i.e., not with fire taken from the great brazen altar” “(Lev. 6:9, etc.), and for this offence they were struck dead,” and were taken out and buried without the camp (Lev. 10:1-11; comp. Num. 3:4; 26:61; 1 Chr. 24:2). It is probable that when “they committed this offence they were intoxicated, for” immediately after is given the law prohibiting the use of wine or strong drink to the priests.
“Father (i.e., “possessor”) of renown. (1.) One of the sons of” “Bela, the son of Benjamin (1 Chr. 8:3); called also Ahihud (ver.” 7). “(2.) A descendant of Zerubbabel and father of Eliakim (Matt. “1:13, “Abiud”); called also Juda (Luke 3:26), and Obadiah (1″ Chr. 3:21).
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