I mentioned last time that James was a plain spoken man. James is also direct and to the point. As proof of this he says hello in verse one and by verse two he talks about the trials that come into our life; the times of testing that can leave us spiritually battered and bruised.
Trial vs. Tempted
“How do I know what I’m going through is a trial as opposed to Satan just pounding me over the head?” When God’s hand is at work the trial is designed to build you up, to strengthen your Christian character. When Satan is on the scene his only goal is to ruin you and make you fail. God wants to embrace you and Satan wants to embarrass you. Read the rest of this entry »