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Perseverance – Book of James

Yes it’s that word again which I’ve spoken about previously and now it’s the topic for the first chapter of the Book of James.  It’s a constant reminder to never give up always strive even when the road seem long – DON’T STOP.

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Which brings me to – Chapter one of James. This chapter speaks

of rejoicing when you have trials and tribulations and when your wisdom

is lack ask in faith without doubt. Tribulations make you stronger so keep pushing. Yes its hard cause you want to give up but during this slow pace you continue the race. The chapter interpretation on Perseverance reminds me of a story the tortoise and the hare.

The hare felt he was unbeatable at anything he bragged all the time. He also bragged that the tortoise couldn’t beat him because he was slow and was no threat to him. So the hare challenged the tortoise to a race and the tortoise accepted. Remember when you try to take someone down you could be the one going down.

The hare felt confident in himself so much he stops during the race and falls asleep. While the hare sleeps the tortoise continues onward ve

ry slowly but without stopping and he wins the race.

When someone boasts about winning or being better than others – worry. As the chapter states “..so also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.” (James 1:11b, ESV).

Well that’s what happens, moral to the lesson; you can be successful by doing things slowly than acting careless and cocky. Just stay in you lane and don’t try to rush things, perseverance will get you to the finish line.

Disclaimer:  The blog is my own personal interpretation from reading the Bible.  I am not a minister only a person who is learning the Bible and absorbing the word. 

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Book of James

“ …faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it produces good deeds, it is dead and useless.”

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So it takes more than FAITH to be committed to change in your life. Let me tell you, I know that for sure, my journey was based on FAITH but others of myself had to change to make me the persona I am today.

The book of James provides that need to change I choice three that stands out:

  • Stop looking down on others
  • Anyone can falter, don’t judge
  • Everyone is on a different journey- don’t criticize choices

We must learn to be committed to our FAITH and show ourselves in accordance with our FAITH and not be a sometimer. We need to look at ourselves in the mirror not the outer and see if we are living our lives to what we proclaim.

Yes we are all a work in progress but the question would be when does the work truly begin and what steps must we begin to follow our journey.

I will be looking at the five chapters of James in upcoming biblejournaling and the concepts they teach for us to follow our FAITH.

Disclaimer:  The blog is my own personal interpretation from reading the Bible.  I am not a minister only a person who is learning the Bible and absorbing the word.