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
This word is used of sediment found in pits or in streets (Isa. “57:20; Jer. 38:60), of dust mixed with spittle (John 9:6), and” of potter’s clay (Isa. 41:25; Nah. 3:14; Jer. 18:1-6; Rom. 9:21). Clay was used for sealing (Job 38:14; Jer. 32:14). Our Lord’s tomb may have been thus sealed (Matt. 27:66). The practice of sealing doors with clay is still common in the East. Clay was also in primitive times used for mortar (Gen. 11:3). “The “clay ground” in which the large vessels of the temple were” cast (1 Kings 7:46; 2 Chr. 4:17) was a compact loam fitted for “the purpose. The expression literally rendered is, “in the” “thickness of the ground,”, meaning, “in stiff ground” or in” clay.
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