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
(Ex. 28:17; 39:10; Ezek. 28:13). Heb. barkath; LXX. smaragdos; “Vulgate, smaragdus; Revised Version, marg., “emerald.” The” “Hebrew word is from a root meaning “to glitter,” “lighten,” “flash. When held up to the sun, this gem shines like a burning” “coal, a dark-red glowing coal, and hence is called” “carbunculus, i.e., a little coal. It was one of the jewels in” the first row of the high priest’s breastplate. It has been conjectured by some that the garnet is meant. In Isa. 54:12 the “Hebrew word is ‘ekdah, used in the prophetic description of the” glory and beauty of the mansions above. Next to the diamond it is the hardest and most costly of all precious stones.
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