My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Friday, January 11, 2008

James 5

Sticking it to the man! Yeah!

Summary:
Don't be happy rich people, because it won't last. Everything you have is leaving you, and your oppression is a witness against you.

Have some patience. Jesus will come. In suffering, be patient.

Just say yes or no. Beyond that is just complications.

Pray in any bad situation. Prayer has power in the right hands. You will be healed and forgiven. Elijah controlled the weather through prayer.

Key verses:
4. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you.
16. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

My thoughts:
I love how something which is by definition non-existent is personified in verse 4. It's like hearing the words which people didn't say.

Or maybe that's just me and my voices.

The verse is also cool because it's sticking it to the man. Yeah!

Anywho... Also of significance is the whole big-ups given to prayer and its effectiveness here. So yea. Prayer is good. Do it.

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