James Chapter 3 Discussion

  • Dav47 - In Reply on James 3 - 2 years ago
    GOD had already promised Abraham that through his son Issac's seed that would be numbered as the stars of heaven and sands of sea. Abraham knew this and to sacrifice the son that GOD had made the promise for; Abraham knew and had faith that GOD would either raise Issac or some miraculous event to fulfill the promise. The story was to show all of us what it would be like to sacrifice your only begotten son. The heartbreak that it would take to do it would be over whelming. The story was intended to lead us to what GOD Himself would have to do to save HIS creation; the blood to atone for mans sin, a perfect sacrifice for 1 and all times that those who believe shall have salvation and eternal life. Our works are the only thing we can take with us when we pass. It could be as simple as smiling to someone and giving them a simple warmth for a moment to leading by example or helping a neighbor in need. Charity covers a multitude of sins.
  • THE PLAN OF GOD__mishael - In Reply on James 3 - 2 years ago
    There is so very much more to Abraham being told to sacrifice Isaac. It is a fore-picture of what God would have to do with Jesus at the Cross.

    When Adam sinned with Eve; he forfeited the dominion and authority that God gave him. Satan STOLE it. It gave Satan authority to be upon earth. It gave him permission to do all that he did to JOB (short of murder).

    Jesus set aside all of his Godhead powers and was born as a HUMAN through Mary.

    Satan IS NOT HUMAN. He has to borrow bodies. Someday satan will inhabit the Antichrist's body. Demons have to borrow bodies. That's why the Holy Spirit gives us the gift of Discerning of Spirits (God, Human, or Evil).

    Satan DID NOT know what the Godhead planned. If he did, he would have prevented the mob that screamed for Jesus to be crucified. He was sure Jesus was dead. However, on the 3rd day, Jesus came out of the grave with all of His powers restored.

    Let me return to the CROSS. In order for Jesus to suffer OUR SEPARATION FROM GOD, he had to die. God had to turn away and not watch the horrors inflicted upon his SON. Much like Abraham did as he held the sacrifice knife above Isaac. God was showing us the future day when Jesus would take upon himself the sins of all mankind.

    In his spirit body, Jesus went to hell and took the keys Satan had stolen: death, grave and hell. Jesus opened the prison and released all the people held there.

    Satan has no power or authority to afflict mankind. People without Jesus as their Lord and Savior can be hurt by Satan and his demonic angels. He is ILLEGAL on this earth. He can cause calamities.

    We have power through prayer to stop his illegal attacks.

    God prevented Abraham plunging the knife into Isaac. He provide another sacrifice. Abraham obeyed God, and in doing so, made it possible for everything written in the Bible to happen just as it did.

    The battle of Armageddon will be between Abrahams two sons: Isaac and Ishmael. Isaac is the covenant son.
  • ELB - In Reply on James 3 - 2 years ago
    Amen, Brother Richard!

    God Bless You!
  • Richard H Priday - In Reply on James 3 - 2 years ago
    We should look at Abraham's act with Isaac as faith as well as an act of obedience on his part. We; certainly aren't as Abraham being given a son at 99 years of age; with a wife of 90; nor speaking to the Angel of God (Christ preincarnate) and other angels about destroying Sodom and then witnessing the event. Isaac was the son of promise who was to have descendants to multiply as the stars of the sky. The Lord would have to resurrect him; or as he told his son; "the Lord will provide a lamb" and the mountain's name given was testimony to that fact. (Actually a RAM was in thicket; the sacrificial lamb was eventually to be Christ who also needed to be a descendant of Isaac so the fact is that the Lord had to step in at some point.

    We need to act out on what we confess; to prove what we possess. It is easy according to James to wish someone to be warm and fed or any other accolaides without doing anything. Surely we need to provide for physical needs as well as spiritual. We also; surely need to preach the truth in love; we can't separate these actions either; as it is not loving to tell people just what they want to hear; nor is it to bash them with truth and not care about the person. Much is the same principle with the Lord; those who love Him will obey His voice. ( John 14:15). He asks why people call Him Lord, Lord and do not what He says in Luke 6:46. We are not of this world; but need to be salt and light; for that is the preservation from total destruction which the Restrainer utilizes in the Body of Christ through the Spirit's current operation. We are told that he who doesn't care for the needs of his own are worse than an unbeliever and an infidel ( 1 Timothy 5:8). Mark 3:35 states that those who are His brother and mother; etc are those who do the will of the Father. We were given works from before the foundation of the world ( Ephesians 2:10). The Holy Spirit works within us; putting to death the deeds of the flesh as a fit vessel
  • AND THE VIOLENT TAKE IT BY FORCE - In Reply on James 3 - 2 years ago
    Practically, we know lawn mowers cut the grass. We can waste a lot of time waiting on it to mow. Faith without works is dead Faith. The grass gets mowed when our faith turns on the mower and we do our part in the process.

    Violent Faith shakes heaven ceaselessly until the answer manifests on earth.

    A testimony:

    I had a violent migraine headache after I had rented a carpet shampooer! I had a new book, "Healing the Sick" by T L Osborn. I read a few chapters. I prayed to be healed of the headache. I'm still laying flat when my son races in the house & upstairs to get a toy.

    I realize I have to do SOMETHING with my baby faith. :0

    As my son starts to race out the door, I call to him to lay his hand on my head and pray for my headache.

    He lays his hand on my head and says, "Jesus Heal This Headache." And he runs out the door to play.

    The book says to release your faith_that you Have Been Healed. What Now?! I slowly start testing by moving my head side to side. No pain. Then I lift just my head; no pain. I sat up; no pain. I shook my head side-to-side violently. NO PAIN!!

    Our faith has to touch God for it to Work.

    I had faith in Gods Word that God wants to heal me. I had faith that He could heal me. Obedience says I have to do something with my faith.

    My son laid his little hand on my head AND THE PRAYER OF AGREEMENT healed the sick.

    So I was jumping for joy, and I fired up the shampooer and cleaned those muddy stairs and got the shampooer back to the store on time.

    Whatever you ask God for, you have to ask in Faith, Believe God wants to bless you; the prayer of faith will heal the sick.


    Matthew 18:19-20

    That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, THERE AM I, in the midst of them.

    Mishael: as often as we obey this, you can be healed.
  • Ryan on James 3 - 2 years ago
    The verses above state the faith without work is dead, and faith alone will not save...Abraham sacrificed a son. I will never do that, what is defined the "work" that saves ??

    Thank you
  • Spreading the Agape - In Reply on James 3 - 2 years ago
    We are the Body of Jesus Christ.

    His heart to overflow with compassion. An uplifting word when one is needed. To come alongside in a difficulty. A ride to Church. A "hi how are ya" at the grocery store.

    This age in society people sorta shut out the community.

    I know people who are so insulated at home, it's tragic.

    I'm an evangelist and everybody I run into are gonna get some "SON shine" on them :D

    It takes so very little emotional investment to have a moment to share, a good word, a little testimony, an invite to sit with me at churchI'll be the one with a red shirt. Jesus routinely loved on the little children in the Bible. To me that's an encouragement to do the same.

    Jesus is lookin' for FollowersI will make you fishers of men/women/children

    Go ye into your neighborhood. Amen.

  • Daytreyana on James 3 - 2 years ago
    God is good all the time

    This what they did they put nails in his back, in his arm, in his feet

    When you are stress out pray to God
  • Daytry on James 3 - 2 years ago
    God has help me so much
  • Eric Omari on James 3 - 2 years ago
    I believe the tongue can be tamed by teaching ourselves to say only good things.
  • John Joseph Sumao-i on James 3 - 2 years ago
    What is the cause why James says that be not many master? Or what is the situation?
  • Steven Spencer - In Reply on James 3:11 - 3 years ago
    philippians 2:5 the scripture says let this mind be in you, which was also in christ jesus. christ died for us while we were yet sinners. romans 5:8.
  • FredScanlan on James 3 - 3 years ago
    really, at no greater time should we be resolved to hold our tongue! I know this from my own experience, that when the times are evil indeed what a little fire will kindle. These days are dying and dry without righteousness. If there is no righteousness, there will be no peace! What wisdom found in these words. Escalation, a word we do not want to hear again.
  • BSP on James 3 - 3 years ago
    Verse 15-Envy and contentiousness are characteristic of earthly humans who are alienated from God and they are animalistic in the lack of spirituality. It is demonic or evil in that it is characteristic of demons who are proud and ambitious.
  • Paul on James 3:2 - 3 years ago
    The only Gteat & Mighty Things the Lord is going to Reveal to me when I ask , is the "..Great is the Mistery Of Godliness...

    in relationship to His Plan, Purposes,&....Times & Seasons, as He did in the life of King , Prophet, Priest David & his advisors Ya gave him...

  • James 32 Commentary - In Reply on James 3:2 - 3 years ago
    Wesley's Notes for James 3:2

    3:2 The same is able to bridle the whole body - That is, the whole man. And doubtless some are able to do this, and so are in this sense perfect.

    People's Bible Notes for James 3:2

    James 3:2 For in many things we offend all. All are liable to stumble and make mistakes.

    These can hardly be excused in the teacher.

    If any man offend not in word, the same [is] a perfect man. He who controls his tongue gives proof of his ability to maintain entire self control.
  • OMUSUKU JONATHAN GESIKEME on James 3:2 - 3 years ago
    Morning (Nigeria time),

    What Ljgood commented on Jas 3:2 was it really relevant to that chapter / verse because I cant see too much relevance to it.....
  • Brianna vs 10 on James 3:10 - 3 years ago
    Excellent reminder. So many christians have become comfortable with using profanity. How can we praise God and curse out the same mouth!?!?!?! True the tongue is a difficult thing to tame, but there is a difference between actively trying to utter pleasing speech and just simply giving in to bad behaviour. With God all things are possible. If we want to overcome a problem, he can help us.
  • Pastor Hatcher on James 3 - 3 years ago
    I completely agree with James that the tongue is a fire. If we don't constantly pray, and work on our speech, we can send out the wrong message continually. It is set on fire of hell. If we are not carefully, we can say words that will destroy someone and even drive them away from God. May the Lord help me to always, be a light.
  • Jontommybob on James 3:16 - 3 years ago
    Watching the news this morning, which has been consistently bad lately, I had the thought that smart, ambitious, selfish people, cause most of the troubles of The world. I did a google search on this and found That James 3:16 says very much the same thing, which I remembered reading, though I had forgotten it, but perhaps not.

    It is discomforting to discover that the source of all our trouble is us. It is just the way of human nature to lean toward evil. There is no cure for that.
  • CC on James 3:5 - 4 years ago
  • E Card on James 3 - 4 years ago
    James asked some thought provoking questions that are easy to in word but not in deed. Yet, mankind chooses the worst answer every day. Twisted, rotten, sower, shameful and drinking to much of the devils brew. Living water will make any precious soul the apple of Gods eyes. Look Up!
  • Flora on James 3 - 4 years ago
    I know that the bible is the word of God. The tongue is powerful because it says in scripture the words you speak out of your mouth will cause it to happen. We need to guard our tongue and think before we say words that can harm, not forgotten, and can be measured.
  • Richard Boettcher - In Reply on James 3 - 4 years ago
    The Bible tells us that filthy communication corrupt good manners. 1 Corinthians. also James chapter 3 has a lot to say about the tongue. Jesus we will have to give an account of every word we speak Matthew 12:36
  • Brianna vs.10 on James 3 - 4 years ago
    Can one be a good christian and use profanity? I think not. My co-workers claim to be Christians , but curse with every breath. They even defend their cursing, believing them to just be words, or saying God doesn't care. This verse proves to me that God does care. How can you uttering blessings and saying foul language out of the same mouth? The Bible clearly says this is not right.
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on James 3 - 5 years ago
    That wicked, ever learning but unable to discern Scripture, said to himself (but not aright,) Let us bait him into saying that which is unprofitable: that he may anger God and fall into our pit by the net which we have set for him. I say circumcise thy heart: For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regard not persons, nor takes reward:
  • I Am that Michael Isaac Dale on James 3 - 5 years ago
    Your mouth reveals your wickedness. So It is written, For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God: Thus says the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. God is jealous, and the LORD revenges; the LORD revenges, and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserves wrath for his enemies.
  • Tamyra Cooper on James 3 - 5 years ago
    Isn't that the truth ---> "Verse 16: Jealousy and Contentiousness give way to terrible attitudes. We must guard against such traits."
  • Ivy Johnson on James 3 - 5 years ago
    #5: Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things,behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! We are guilty of this sin. No matter how we try, there is always something said to upset us. We can’t take it back. It’s already out our mouths. Even if we think before we speak. We are trained to react that way. We have to crucify our tongues.God can give victory.

  • A disciple on James 3 - 6 years ago
    Jean (cont.); Better to take the low place, and let the LORD exalt you if and when He sees fit to do so, FOR HIS OWN PURPOSES AND GLORY! In the following verses is expounded to us how and why that is. We need to be brought under subjection and obedience, like a ship by its rudder, and a horse by the bit in its mouth. The uncontrolled tongue has power, and shows how undisciplined we really are.

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