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
Blessed. (1.) The secretary of the prophet Jeremiah (32:12; 36:4). He was of the tribe of Judah (51:59). To him Jeremiah dictated his prophecies regarding the invasion of the Babylonians and the Captivity. These he read to the people from a window in the temple in the fourth year of the reign of “Jehoiakim, king of Judah (Jer. 36). He afterwards read them” before the counsellors of the king at a private interview; and “then to the king himself, who, after hearing a part of the roll,” “cut it with a penknife, and threw it into the fire of his winter” “parlour, where he was sitting.” “During the siege of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, he was the keeper of the deed of purchase Jeremiah had made of the territory of Hanameel (Jer. 32:12). Being accused by his enemies “of favouring the Chaldeans, he was cast, with Jeremiah, into” “prison, where he remained till the capture of Jerusalem (B.C.” 586). He probably died in Babylon. “(2.) Neh. 3:20; 10:6; 11:5.
Definition of Baruch: “who is blessed”
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