Assignment 5
James 1:12-15
Fight to believe God's glorious promises during suffering
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Published February 27th, 2018; Updated June 2nd, 2018
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James 1:12-15
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Lest you want your end to be eternal death, do not depart from God and give in to sinful desires during trial. Rather, hold fast to the Lord during trial and receive the crown of life!
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12 u Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive v the crown of life, w which God has promised to those who love him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire x when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and y sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
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u Blessed is the man
the result is you are blessed
who remains steadfast under trial,
if you hold fast to God while during suffering
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for when he has stood the test
Remain faithful to God during suffering
he will receive v the crown of life,
in order that you receive the crown of life
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w which God has promised to those who love him.
because God has promised this crown to those who love him, always.
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Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,”
Do not blame your temptation on God
for God cannot be tempted with evil,
because it is impossible for God to be tempted with evil
and he himself tempts no one.
and he doesn't tempt anyone.
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But each person is tempted
But humans are tempted
when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
when our sinful desires entice us.
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Then desire x when it has conceived
If desire is met with a plan of action
gives birth to sin,
then it gives birth to sin.
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and y sin when it is fully grown
If sin continues unrepentantly
brings forth death.
then it will end in eternal death for the sinner.
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Lest you want your end to be eternal death, do not depart from God and give in to sinful desires during trial. Rather, hold fast to the Lord during trial and receive the crown of life!
If you remain steadfast during trial, you will receive the crown of life
Do not blame temptation on God--he neither tempts or is able to be tempted.
Rather, we are tempted because of our illicit desires, which lead to sin, which leads to death
God has perfect desires. We have sinful desires. If we give in to these desires, it will lead to eternal death.
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