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James
James 1:12-18
How do you pursue holiness and avoid deceit so that you become blessed and fruitful for God?
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Published January 13th, 2016
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Blessed (v. 12)
Holiness (v. 13)
Sin (v.14-15)
Deceit (v.16-17)
God's Grace and First Fruits (v.18)
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Blessed (v. 12)
Blessed is used over 5o times in the NT, mostly in Matthew and Luke’s Beatitudes; The third most in Revelations. Matthew 5:3-11 Revelations 22:7, 14 2 . The concept of steadfast under trial appears over 200 times throughout Scripture, mostly in Psalms. (Persevere, Endure, Remain patient) Psalm 59:10 Mark 13:13 Colossians 1:21-23 3. Approved gives the idea of passing a test, declared genuine, proven by fire. Rom. 16:10 2 Tim 2:15 4. Receiving the crown of life (zόe) refers to eternal intimacy with the Father; eternal blessedness; the reward of the righteous. Revelations 2:10 5. Jesus has promised eternal rewards, intimacy with the Father, the crown of life , to those who love Him. Jesus told his disciples, however, if “you love Me you will keep My commandments/obey Me.” Obeying Jesus is an outward action of our love for Him. What are His commandments to obey? Matt. 22:36-40
notes 1452694993716 Blessed (v. 12) Blessed is used over 5o times in the NT, mostly in Matthew and Luke’s Beatitudes; The third most in Revelations. Matthew 5:3-11 Revelations 22:7, 14 2 . The concept of steadfast under trial appears over 200 times throughout Scripture, mostly in Psalms. (Persevere, Endure, Remain patient) Psalm 59:10 Mark 13:13 Colossians 1:21-23 3. Approved gives the idea of passing a test, declared genuine, proven by fire. Rom. 16:10 2 Tim 2:15 4. Receiving the crown of life (zόe) refers to eternal intimacy with the Father; eternal blessedness; the reward of the righteous. Revelations 2:10 5. Jesus has promised eternal rewards, intimacy with the Father, the crown of life , to those who love Him. Jesus told his disciples, however, if “you love Me you will keep My commandments/obey Me.” Obeying Jesus is an outward action of our love for Him. What are His commandments to obey? Matt. 22:36-40
Holiness (v. 13)
Series Verse 13 is a series of statements about God's character. Since God is holy, His actions, therefore, must support His immutable, unchanging, character. God is, because He is holy, ... Above reproach. "Let no one say..." Above temptation...above evil. Incapable of tempting. Temptation, since it is evil, is opposed to His nature.
notes 1452695088677 Holiness (v. 13) Series Verse 13 is a series of statements about God's character. Since God is holy, His actions, therefore, must support His immutable, unchanging, character. God is, because He is holy, ... Above reproach. "Let no one say..." Above temptation...above evil. Incapable of tempting. Temptation, since it is evil, is opposed to His nature.
Sin (v.14-15)
Progression Verses 14-15 are progressions based on the nature of sin. Our sin nature still exists, since we are still in the state of sanctification. According to James, temptation follows a consistent pattern. Sin...temptation...unholiness Lured...enticed by desire Conceived desire (Pursuit of the enticement) Birthed sin Practiced sin/Maturing sin Death
notes 1452695159819 Sin (v.14-15) Progression Verses 14-15 are progressions based on the nature of sin. Our sin nature still exists, since we are still in the state of sanctification. According to James, temptation follows a consistent pattern. Sin...temptation...unholiness Lured...enticed by desire Conceived desire (Pursuit of the enticement) Birthed sin Practiced sin/Maturing sin Death
Deceit (v.16-17)
Food for Thought Why does James exhort the brethren to avoid deception, and then make a statement about “good” things and “perfect” gifts? What does James mean that our Father has “no variation or shifting shadow?” Shadow of turning (NKJV) Shadow due to change (ESV)
notes 1452695748736 Deceit (v.16-17) Food for Thought Why does James exhort the brethren to avoid deception, and then make a statement about “good” things and “perfect” gifts? What does James mean that our Father has “no variation or shifting shadow?” Shadow of turning (NKJV) Shadow due to change (ESV)
God's Grace and First Fruits (v.18)
All things are possible through Christ, through God's grace, even contentment and holiness.
notes 1452695828520 God's Grace and First Fruits (v.18) All things are possible through Christ, through God's grace, even contentment and holiness.
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