Read James 1
- What does James mean in verse 2 by the word “trials?”
- James does not say in verse 2 that “If you encounter various trials…” he says “when.” Therefore when you encounter various trials in your life, how is God growing you in your faith?
- In verse 6, when he talks about “doubting” he is meaning a determined mistrust in God, not a temporal doubt that you and I may have. How can we trust God through what we ask him for in our prayers?
- How do verses 9-11 run contrary to today’s “health, wealth, and prosperity gospel” that we see today?
- How do verses 12-18 help to strengthen your assurance in your salvation?
- We do good things in gratitude of how merciful, kind, and loving He has been to save us not to earn favor with God (Romans 6:12-14). And being “doers of the word” (verse 22) is fruit that we have been saved by such a great God. In what ways practically can you be a doer of the Word today?