Modern Bible Commentary on James 5

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Clearly, the Lord's brother---James, is rebuking... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 4

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. 3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 3

"Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check." What a sobering message here. The apostle James tells... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 2

"My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism." -James 2:1 This statement is clear. Believers in Jesus are not to show favoritism. Every human being is created in the image of God and infinitely valuable. No matter whether you are rich or poor, no matter your ethnic background or... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 1:19-27

19 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. 21 Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. The Bible clearly speaks to... Continue Reading →

Modern Bible Commentary on James 1:1-18

"James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes scattered among the nations--Greetings (James 1:1)." The book of James was most likely written by James, the brother of Jesus around 50 AD. Each epistle usually begins with a greeting or salutation similar to the one stated here. James identifies... Continue Reading →

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