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
(1.) A pocket of a cone-like shape in which Naaman bound two pieces of silver for Gehazi (2 Kings 5:23). The same Hebrew word “occurs elsewhere only in Isa. 3:22, where it is rendered” “crisping-pins, but denotes the reticules (or as R.V.,” satchels) carried by Hebrew women. “(2.) Another word (kees) so rendered means a bag for carrying weights (Deut. 25:13; Prov. 16:11; Micah 6:11). It also denotes a purse (Prov. 1:14) and a cup (23:31). “(3.) Another word rendered “bag” in 1 Sam. 17:40 is rendered “sack in Gen. 42:25; and in 1 Sam. 9:7; 21:5 “vessel,” or” wallet for carrying food. “(4.) The word rendered in the Authorized Version “bags,” in which the priests bound up the money contributed for the “restoration of the temple (2 Kings 12:10), is also rendered” bundle (Gen. 42:35; 1 Sam. 25:29). It denotes bags used by travellers for carrying money during a journey (Prov. 7:20; Hag. 1:6). “(5.) The “bag” of Judas was a small box (John 12:6; 13:29).
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