As a good communicator, James addressed his readers directly and pointedly with vivid images from ordinary life and attention-gripping statements.
This rich exposition brings James's letter to life for today's reader. Alec Motyer is himself gripped by James's energy and concern for practical Christianity. The letter shows how a genuine faith is a tested faith, how encounter with difficulties is an essential part of the growth to Christian maturity this book powerfully brings out James's memorable themes—the link between enduring trials and maturity; the question of perfection; the good gifts of God; faith, works and Christian concern in a world of human need; the implications of careless and evil words; the meaning of war; the church and healing; confession of sin; and the need for active purity in life.
“James is not trying to banish planning from our lives, but only that sort of self-sufficient, self-important planning that keeps God for Sunday but looks on Monday to Saturday as mine.” (Page 161)
“James’ practical letter finds its focus in one set of topics: it is a letter about relationships.” (Page 25)
“The control of the tongue is more than an evidence of spiritual maturity; it is the means to it.” (Page 121)
“Prayer may not remove the affliction but it most certainly can transform it.’” (Page 188)
“The great talker is rarely a great listener, and never is the ear more firmly closed than when anger takes over.” (Page 65)
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