by Curt Dodd

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James 5:1 & 6

I don't know about you but every time I have ever read a passage
of Scripture, there has always been a window of application for
my life. Sometimes you may think as a pastor that we pastors,
professional ministers if you will, read particular Scripture
verses just for you and that we pick them out just to nail you
up against the wall or to nail your feet down or to use them as
some battering ram from God or possibly for our own agenda.
That's not true.

God's Word is a very powerful agent of communication and there
has never come a time and I have never come across any verses at
different times in my life where I could not apply them to my
life. Now some of them, I've got to tell you, it took a U-turn
and I had to look at it from a different perspective. But God's
Word is so powerful and His Holy Spirit is so penetrating that
He can take any passage in the entire Scripture and use it to
capture your imagination to bring you to the place of repentance
to help give you insight about how to live, how to think and how
to walk and where your priorities should be. Tonight we look at
the very first six verses of James chapter 5 in that kind of
light. It's one of those passages that you go, "Lord, are you
talking to me?" It doesn't seem so. But I pray that tonight as
we examine some of these passages and some of these words in the
Bible that you would allow the Spirit of God to probe your heart
and apply it to your life where it's necessary. Guess what? He
can do that tonight if you'll but open up your heart. Here's
what God's Word says:
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of th ...

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