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Our Daily Bible Verse & Summary is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith. Our goal is to help Christians grow in their faith and Bible knowledge while helping them to explore and study the meaning of scripture as it relates to the entire Bible taking into context the meaning of the surrounding chapter, book and verses as well as the historical and culture times of the writer, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.


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Introduction (Part IV of IV): Christianity Changes Lives!

Bible Verse James 1:1 - 5:20

Why did James write his letter to the Jewish believers? We know it was written to his fellow brethren who were scattered abroad by the opening verses of the letter, which read, "To the twelve tribes scattered abroad." This phrase, "twelve tribes" refers to the twelve tribes of Israel and this was another name for the nation of Israel or the Jewish people. In this case specifically to Jewish believers in Christ.

Commentary:

James also rebukes worldly lust and encourages his readers to live a life of faith, trusting in God through the guidance of the Holy Spirit. James reminds us that as a result of our faith and following God, we grow in wisdom from the study of God's word. The most famous verse in James' letter sums up his purpose for writing the letter which is, "show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works. But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?" This may seem confusing at first, but we need to understand the culture of James' day. At this time, how a person lived their life and what faith they claimed to have, were interconnected. Unlike our world today, there was no separation between how a person lived their life and what they claimed to believe in. Society would judge a person's belief based on the changes their faith had in their lives. The idea today in our western culture, that we can separate our beliefs from our everyday life, would have been a strange concept to the people of James's day. The idea that you can claim to believe in something and not show any evidence of that belief in your daily life was not only unheard of, but would be considered ridiculous.

So in James's day if you claimed to be a Christian and there was no evidence in your daily life of that claim. Then you, were considered by society to be a liar, a pretender and a false Christian. And this is the concept James speaks about in his letter. How can we claim to be followers of Jesus, having received the greatest gift mankind could ever receive. A gift which changes the very core of our being, and have no evidence of that change in our daily life. What James will explain to us is that from God's standpoint, this is not possible. This is because our faith in Jesus brings with it a new spirit which replaces our old spirit, which was dead in trespasses and sins, along with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The work of the Holy Spirit changes us from the inside out. So it's altogether impossible for us to be indwelt by the very God of the universe, who gives us a new spirit, sensitive to God and the things of God. Who also changes our hearts and our minds, through His spiritual growth and not have evidence of that change in our day to day lives. If we claim to be followers of Jesus, and there is no evidence of that in our lives, then we need to seriously take stock of the faith we claim to have. We need to review who we claim Jesus is in our lives. Because our eternal salvation is riding on what we truly believe in our hearts about Jesus, and not on what we claim to be when people ask us.

Selected Bible Verse

Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Believers Are One in Christ

1st Corinthians 12:11-12, 14

But one and the same Spirit works all these things, distributing to each one individually as He wills. For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For in fact the body is not one member but many.

Jesus is Foolishness to Destined for Destruction

1st Corinthians 1:21

For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe.

We Are the Body of Christ

Ephesians 1:23

And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself.

We Are God's Living Stones

1st Peter 2:5

And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple. What's more, you are his holy priests. Through the mediation of Jesus Christ, you offer spiritual sacrifices that please God.

We Are All in Fellowship through Christ

1st John 1:3

We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

No One is Righteous Without Jesus

Jeremiah 17:9

The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?

God Gave Us His Word to Grow By

Romans 15:4

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.

Jesus is Waiting for Us

Acts 7:55–56

But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God, and said, "Look! I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!"

Jesus Will Wipe Away Every Tear

Revelation 21:4

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever."

Jesus Our Redeemer Lives!

Job 19:25

For I know that my redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth.

We Praise Our Redeemer

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.