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Doing Right When Wronged (11 of 14)
Series: Christianity in Shoeleather
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
October 7, 2007
When as the last time you were mistreated? Perhaps you were promised a raise you never got. Perhaps you were never paid for those extra hours you put in. Or perhaps you had a gentleman's agreement on a project and you did the work but the agreement was never fulfilled. You were promised one thing and got something else? And clearly ... you were wronged!
Or perhaps you've been taken advantage of by a family member or a work associate. And again .. you were wronged.
Well then .. this message is for you! Now not every message from God's Word is about you but they are all for you! The Bible says that "all scripture is profitable." But let me say that if you've been wronged .. then this message is not only for you .. this message is about you and God has something He wants to say to you who have been wronged. And it's found in James 5.
Don't think what has happened to you was an isolated case or something new. It's been going on for thousands of years. In fact ... it was taking place thirty years after the resurrection of Jesus among the saints to whom James wrote this book that bears his name.
They were being mistreated. They were being wronged by their employers. They were being taken advantage of in the work place .. not being compensated for the work they were doing. Now I've told you that James is practical .. haven't I? What do you do when you've been wronged?
Well ... take God's Word and turn with me to James 5 as we continue under our heading: CHRISTIANITY IN SHOELEATHER as James gives us some timeless truths that will help us Do Right When Wronged. That's what I want to talk to you about in our time together:
Doing Right When Wronged
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