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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 II of IV): Who was of James?

Bible Verse James 1:1 - 5:20

James was the half-brother of Jesus. James had three other full brothers as well as sisters. His other brothers were Joseph (Greek for Joses), Simon, and Judas. James while growing up and during Jesus life did not believe or accept Jesus divinity, nor did he accept Jesus authority as the Son of God.

Commentary:

James' conversion is recorded for us in 1st Corinthians 15:7, which states that Jesus appeared to James after His death and resurrection. After His resurrection Jesus was first seen by the woman at the tomb, Peter and the twelve apostles. Jesus was then seen by over five hundred brethren at one time, after which He appeared to James. After these events James not only became a believer in Jesus, but also became the leader of the Jerusalem church. James leads the church at Jerusalem during difficult times, including persecution. In the book of Galatians chapter one, verse nineteen we read that James was considered by many to be one of the apostles. And some suggest that he was appointed as a replacement for James the son of Zebedee. The brother of John, who had been martyred by the Romans. Church history and the early church fathers state that James was appointed the first Bishop of Jerusalem by the Lord Himself and the other apostles. We know for certain he presided over the first Jerusalem council, which we can read about in Luke's letter which we call the "Book of Acts." During that council it was James who was called upon to determine the final behavior for Gentile believers to adhere to as followers of Christ.

James called himself a, "slave of God and the Lord Jesus Christ!" James helped to resolve a lot of Jewish-Christian issues during the development and growth of the early church. James because of his love for God and his love for Jesus and for the Jewish people continued to follow the Jewish laws and customs. He did this in order to help bridge the gap and bring his fellow countrymen to faith in Christ. Because of his pious life, austere lifestyle and his continuing study of the word of God, he was given the name, "James the Just." His love for Christ helped him to love others and treat others as the word of God gave him wisdom. According to the historian Josephus in the year 61 A.D. there was a Jewish uprising after the death of the procurator Festus. It was during the period between the death of Festus and the appointment of his successors that the Jews rebelled and killed many of the Christians including James. Eusebius states that James was stoned, then thrown from the pinnacle of the Temple, then beaten to death with clubs. It was shortly after this in 70 A.D. that the Romans destroyed the Temple, put down the rebellion and expelled many Jews from Jerusalem and Palestine. The destruction of the Temple was foretold by Jesus as he walked out of the city of Jerusalem and His disciples asked Jesus about the end times.

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.

 

Time of Christ is at Hand

Romans 13:11

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

We Rely on the Holy Spirit

1st Corinthians 2:1-2

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Knowledge of Christ is Our Blessing

Psalm 25:12,14

Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.

Share the Joy of Christ with All Men

Psalm 40:8, 10

I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly.

Our Actions Should Glorify God

Ephesians 5:17-18

Don't act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. Don't be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Keeping Christ in Our Thoughts

Philippians 4:8

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

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.