August 10, 2022: Day 170 – James 1-5

Even though this is a catch up day it seems as if James is not covered in any other location.  James is one of those books that has some of the most powerful verses in all of Scripture.  It is also a book of the Bible that Martin Luther, the great reformer, said that it was probably a mistake that this book of the Bible be included in the canon.  One of the reasons why he said so is that he did not want people to believe theologically that one has to perform works in order to be justified.  For all intents and purposes that is not what James states, but he does say that your faith ought to be reflected in your actions.  That is pretty much common sense.  You can’t just say that you are a believer and not have the actions to back that up.

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