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
“Brother of insipidity or impiety, a man greatly renowned for his” sagacity among the Jews. At the time of Absalom’s revolt he deserted David (Ps. 41:9; 55:12-14) and espoused the cause of Absalom (2 Sam. 15:12). David sent his old friend Hushai back to “Absalom, in order that he might counteract the counsel of” Ahithophel (2 Sam. 15:31-37). This end was so far gained that “Ahithophel saw he had no longer any influence, and accordingly” “he at once left the camp of Absalom and returned to Giloh, his” “native place, where, after arranging his wordly affairs, he” “hanged himself, and was buried in the sepulchre of his fathers” (2 Sam. 17:1-23). He was the type of Judas (Ps. 41:9).
Definition of Ahithophel: “brother of ruin or folly”
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