A Verse to kick off 2012: James 1:22


First, an apology is due for missing last week’s verse as you can imagine, time is not something that seems to be available around this time of year with Christmas and New Year’s consuming a lot of it. I simply never got around to choosing a verse for last week and am very sorry about that. I do hope that despite my absence you stayed in the Word!

This week I want us to look at a verse that is short, simple, sweet, and extremely challenging:

James 1:22 (ESV)

But be  doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Notice the first word. That should cause you to do something: study the context. Meditate and memorize, but understand this verse in the context. Seek to understand how the original audience would have understood these words, then work to uncover what the text means (not what it means to you).

Have a great week! And be sure to stop by with your thoughts 🙂

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