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
“on the wall, which the Shunammite prepared for the prophet” “Elisha (2 Kings 4:10), was an upper chamber over the porch” “through the hall toward the street. This was the “guest chamber” where entertainments were prepared (Mark 14:14). There were also chambers within chambers (1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 9:2). To enter into a chamber is used metaphorically of prayer and “communion with God (Isa. 26:20). The “chambers of the south” (Job 9:9) are probably the constelations of the southern “hemisphere. The “chambers of imagery”, i.e., chambers painted” “with images, as used by Ezekiel (8:12), is an expression” denoting the vision the prophet had of the abominations practised by the Jews in Jerusalem.
“(Rom. 13:13), wantonness, impurity.”
A confidential servant of the king (Gen. 37:36; 39:1). In Rom. “16:23 mention is made of “Erastus the chamberlain.” Here the” “word denotes the treasurer of the city, or the quaestor, as the” Romans styled him. He is almost the only convert from the higher “ranks of whom mention is made (comp. Acts 17:34). Blastus,” “Herod’s “chamberlain” (Acts 12:20), was his personal attendant” “or valet-de-chambre. The Hebrew word saris, thus translated in” “Esther 1:10, 15; 2:3, 14, 21, etc., properly means an eunuch (as” “in the marg.), as it is rendered in Isa. 39:7; 56:3.”
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