James Speaks to All Emotions
February 13, 2011
INTRODUCTION: As you read through the book of James, you can't help but love your Bible.
Wednesday's Word - "Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (Psa. 119:89). Everything has an end. Politicians come and go; empires come and go; seasons come and go; and one day this present world will come to an end, but God's Word is established forever. God's Word is permanent because God is permanent.
No person, however clever, confident, or confused, will change God's Word. Foolish is anyone who tampers with God's Word. Foolish is the one who tries to get rid of God's Word.
Voltaire, a French Enlightenment writer known for his advocacy of civil liberties, social reform, criticism of intolerance and religious dogma, held up a copy of the Bible and said, 'In fifty years I'll have this book in the morgue.'
In fifty years he was in the morgue and the Geneva Bible Society owned his house and used it as a place to store Bibles.
The Voltaire's of this world will come and go, but God's Word is forever, settled in heaven!"
Possibly no one in Jerusalem was more qualified to speak on the subject of prayer than James. Ecclesiastical history records these words: "He used to enter alone into the temple and be found kneeling and praying for forgiveness for the people, so that his knees grew hard like a camel's because of his constant worship of God. From his excessive righteousness he was called, 'James the Just.'"
It has been said that prayer is the key to unlocking God's prevailing power in your life.
Bill Hybels, Too Busy Not to Pray - His analysis on prayerlessness is stated, "Prayer is an unnatural activity. From birth we have been hearing the rule of self-reliance as we strain and struggle to achieve self-sufficiency. Prayer flies in the face of those deep-seated values. It is an assault on human autonomy, an indictment of independent living. To people in the fa ...
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