For each section of the Bible, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries summarize the passage of Scripture, including the intentions of the authors, the historical and cultural environment, and the questions and issues raised by a particular passage. But most importantly, the Focus on the Bible Commentaries brings you into the heart of the Bible, by explaining Scripture in an accessible way that makes sense for daily Christian living.
It’s one thing to talk the talk. It’s another to walk the walk. The book of James clearly addresses what the Christian walk entails and challenges believers to apply the principles taught by Christ to their lives. It’s not an easy walk, but it’s highly rewarding.
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“a profession of faith without accompanying deeds is a cause for alarm” (Page 70)
“It is the key passage in the whole of the Bible concerning the relationship of works to faith.” (Page 70)
“Confession of sins to one another should be engaged in only where it is both necessary and helpful. If I have wronged someone by my actions or my words, it may well be right that having confessed my sin to God, I go then and confess my sin to the person concerned. It may not be at all helpful, however, if I do the same with regard to the thoughts I have had about someone. To confess sinful thoughts to God is always right, but not to one another.” (Pages 166–167)
“The first priority is prayer (5:13). When trouble comes, our first—and not our second or third—priority must be to pray. Many of us find it easy to run to other people or to feel terribly sorry for ourselves when difficulty arises.” (Page 165)
“The fundamental lesson of that story is that it is not enough to hear God’s Word; it must be properly received—and received with obedience.” (Page 42)