James Chapter 5 Discussion



 
  • T Levis - in Reply on James 5
    Please, read it again. Break it down, James 5:16, "confess your faults" "one to another" "and pray for one another" "that you may be healed" "the effectual fervert prayer" "of a righteous man" "availeth much"

    Going back a few scriptures also James 1:13,14,15, is any among you sick?

    Confession to an effectual praying righteous man. Praying for one another to be healed. It seems to say, someone you know is righteous that has results when they pray. Especially for healing.

    Sometimes we just need to admit to others we've been wrong, fallen short, struggle, messed up, etc. Sometimes when we just admit simple faults, there is freedom & inner healings. I don't think it's biblical or wise to give detailed accounts of sin. Ephesians 5,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • T Levis - in Reply on James 5
    Psalms 139:1-18,

    Hopefully this is helpful
  • Jacqui - in Reply on James 5
    Hello again . I'm reading through Psalms at the moment and have just read Psalm 32 , it's lovely and I thought it might help you . It was written by David who was a man well acquainted with sin and the consequences of it . I hope it is a help to you .
  • GiGi - in Reply on James 5
    Dear Dgjot

    I am sorry that you feel so alone. As Jaqui said, God is always with us and within us who believe on Jesus.

    Even so, I do know how loneliness feels, so I will pray for you. I pray that God will bring trustworthy, believing friends to you soon.
  • StevieDxYz - in Reply on James 5
    If we have done something against another brother or sister, we need to confess to them so that we will be spiritually healed.
  • Jacqui - in Reply on James 5
    Dgjot you must never think that because it's just not true . God and Jesus are with you 24/7 they are with you right this minute and they will not ever leave you . Talk to them , do not be afraid to pour your heart out , they really do love and care for you . They know you inside out , faults and all and they still love you . You can come on here and confess your faults if you wish , it's totally anonymous so you have nothing to fear from us . We are all in the same boat , very aware that we are nothing more than sinful creatures of the flesh , we are all sinners on here and there is no judgement among true believers . Please don't think that you are alone because you most definately are not , you are surrounded by love every day .
  • Adam - in Reply on James 5
    Hi Dgjot,

    I can relate to what your saying. I don't think the scripture means to share our faults with just anyone, and I'm not sure it means to share 100% of every negative thing we think about ourselves or every possible sin. Too much focus on negative things can also feed negative thinking. I think this is reserved for an extremely selective few or one within boundaries of mutual trust to where its appropriate to share something that will allow accountability and strength in hearing. In my experience, this opportunity doesn't occur very often. It's something I've prayed for through the years. Many people don't have trusting relationships and don't have this opportunity so I don't think anyone should feel bad if they are not in a situation allowing for this.

    Also, the feeling of "alone" is just a perception that is subject to change. Some feel alone in a crowd, but someone else in the same exact situation may feel a part of a community even if they don't know or talk to anyone. Someone may feel alone even while they interact in a Bible chat like this, but others might feel this is like their church community. Some feel alone by themselves, others thrive and don't feel alone even when no one is physically around. In a sense none of us are alone, because we always have God to talk to. Which is correct? Which mindset is healthiest for us to have?
  • Dgjot - in Reply on James 5
    I don't have anyone to talk to. I'm alone.
  • Dgjot on James 5
    James 5:16 "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."

    I could have sworn that somewhere in the N.T. it said, Confess your faults TO GOD or to one another.

    No way will I confess my faults to another human being. I confess my sins to God and God alone. Can you imagine the fear I would have to live with, if I bared my soul to someone who would turn around and expose me??? I'd kill myself.
  • Dr. Lyle Lee on James 5
    James 5:19-20 After carefully studying 1:21 concerning how the soul is saved by the engrafted word, which refers unto the Ten Commandments written in the heart, and in chapter 2:14-22 faith with works is dead concerning the saving of the soul, as it must be saved by faith with works, he concludes here that the soul being unsaved enjoys the pleasures of sin, only when someone is able to convert the backslidden Christian from living an immoral lifestyle, is there any hope for that soul from living in death.
  • Henry - in Reply on James 5
    H Poleyn Bahr. In Galatians chapter two when Paul. Went up to Jerusalem to the

    Church H.Q.so to speak verses 4-16 specifically verse 9 James Cephas or Peter

    And John Pillar's of the church same James that your referencing. Then also 17-

    21 completes Paul's point of righteous of law verses basically nullified by Christ or

    Made of none effect.
  • Alex N - in Reply on James 5
    Yes H Poley....The scripture say addressed to the 12 tribes scattered abroad.....But chapter 5:14... Says is there any sick among you...Let him call on the elders of the Church....And the prayer of faith will raise him up....Makes us think that this 12 tribes scattered abroad is really the Israel of God the Church.....That Prays for the sick and afflicked....In Jesus Name....just my thoughts
  • Henry - in Reply on James 5
    H. Pokey Nahr. Yes James was saved and he was addressing born

    Again Jews still zealous for the law and not after the freedom in Christ.

    As it states the law was bondage Galatians ,5:1-18. There were many

    Jews born again still walking in the law and condemning gentiles this

    Caused great division in the church. Paul addressed this quite often

    And there's more to this I just touched on the subject.
  • David on James 5:14
    We are continued to be reminded that our minds are corrupted with the flesh and of the world. We kill the just both mentally, physically and spiritually. Though the world seems to be in charge, the BIBLE tells us to

    v8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

    v9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.

    The LORD is at hand, HIS righteousness and perfect judgement will not be stopped or corrupted for the LORD is very pitiful, and of tender mercy v11. I believe that although we are asking for the LORD to come now as we go through our current national woes; our hearts will grieve when we stand as witnesses of the lost coming to stand before the LORD at the GREAT WHITE THRONE JUDGEMENT and we see the final sentence being carried out. We have the remedy for all the maladies before us. Though we cannot make the lost, and hardened heart to accept the salvation of CHRIST, we have a job as ambassadors of the kingdom to do carry out the commandment we were all given to do. Matthew 28: 18-20.

    The devil has blinded the eyes of many ( 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6). Let us therefore go forward and pull out as many as we can out of the fire Jude 20-25.

    GOD bless the saints that we be strong in the LORD and in the power of HIS might.

    July 16, 2022 Pray of our nation's leaders and for the peace of Jerusalem.
  • Richard H Priday on James 5
    The focus of the first 11 verses are on patience; and characteristics of behaviors that are warnings; particularly for the last days before the judgments of the Tribulation. The danger of heaping up precious metals such as gold and silver for treasure (v. 3) is that it can suddenly be devalued (as is likely once the Mark of the Beast occurs and all currency is eliminated). This; along with any other provisions are only blessed by God if done in faith; if we somehow think we can survive God's time of wrath this way we are sorely mistaken.

    Verses 4 through 6 again are pertinent whether we are discussing dictatorships today; or Caliphates that are still harboring slaves. Lest we think the United States is exempt; there has been a history of migrant workers receiving unjust wages; and sex slavery traffic flowing through our country as well. We have also for our own gain been complicit with other nations that enact such practices.

    Verses 7 through 11 once again state the theme of patience; with a focus on suffering as Job did; with instruction not to complain in verse 9; but also the theme throughout this book is on how the poor are characteristic of those who are saved. We must remember that even if someone does have wealth; they can still be saved; but also Christ's admonitions about the ensnaring tendencies of such a person; and those who walked away because the comforts of this world were put above the Kingdom of God.

    Verse 12 once again shows how our oaths and vows are not to be taken lightly. This shows that things such as a marriage covenant made before God brings condemnation should we think we have the authority to enter into another relationship when the spouse is still alive. We only need to look to the Gibeonites and the vow of a man in regard to the first thing coming out of his house as being dedicated to the Lord in the Old Testament to see the necessity of keeping even foolish vows to God. The rest of the chapter shows effective prayer.
  • Apostolic Evangelist - in Reply on James 5
    Dear Juames many Christian today pray only when they need things of this world. You can Not pray for the material world for that world belongs to satan. God knows what you need dear Child. Just pray the Lords prey that is all.

    What you need God will see to it, Not what you want from this material world.....our Father God knows your name and you will not go without and if you do go without he is testing you child. For we are tested everyday for he looks for our Faith in him.

    Thats how he strengthens your faith when we go without for a little while.....

    God bless you
  • Mishael - in Reply on James 5
    GOOGLE: getbibleanswers DOT org

    Click on the link that says Prayer

    I would save this site on your Google desktop. Sometimes I need help too. Some things we ask for in prayer, may come with a condition (from God) that must be met.

    I pray for nations. Today I got a huge confirmation. I rejoice in that greatly.

    For years I prayed for this one thing, but no answer. So I stopped. God knows what I need. So now I thank and praise, Him, for the grace and mercy that I enjoy. I am content to wait upon the Lord. His timing is perfect.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on James 5
    James 1:5-8, John 16:23, John 14:13,14, John 16:24,

    James 4:3,

    Hopefully these are helpful
  • Juames on James 5
    where in the bible god said he will answer and promise too answer your pray
  • T. Levis - in Reply on James 5
    Hopefully these scriptures are helpful:

    Mark 9:14-29, Matthew 17:14-21, James 5:16, Psalms 102:17, Romans 10:16-17,
  • David - in Reply on James 5
    Hi Mark The context is steadfastness in believing the greek word is pistis which fits with what being taught.

    Look at verse 17+18 for the example of of Elisha or elijah not sure which one who prayed diligently for 3.5

    years and believed not only for it not to rain but after wiping out the idolatry prayed and believed again for

    it to rain. One Heck of an example to follow.
  • Mark on James 5
    Does anyone know what the prayer of faith is as in James 5:14?
  • Chris - in Reply on James 5
    Hi Basil. As T. Levis correctly translated 'faults' to apply to 'sins', I'm reminded of Jesus' Words in Matthew 5:22-26. Here the thought is to first be reconciled to your brother & then come to worship, since, how can God accept our worship & praises if there is sin & animosity against another breeding in our hearts. So, 'confession of our faults to one another' is not the penitent sinner revealing his sins to a priest behind a curtain (as some are instructed to believe), but one who knows he has done wrong, or been wronged, makes that error clear before another & admits to his failure, seeking forgiveness. God hears & receives the worship of such hearts made clean through admission & confession.
  • T. Levis - in Reply on James 5
    James 1:5, James 5:16, faults also is translated sins
  • Basil Brown on James 5
    what does to confess your faults to one another
  • A Hodges - in Reply on James 5
    Consolation

    Job 15:11, are the c. Of God small.

    Romans 15:5, the God of c.

    2 Thessalonians 2:16, everlasting c.
  • Mishael - in Reply on James 5
    You can Google "Christian Condolence cards"

    SOME can be copy pasted into your text window on your phone. Anything owned by Pinterest cannot be copied.
  • JOYCE Johns on James 5
    What are some verses of sympathy and condolence for family who has lost a loved one?
  • Brother Dan - in Reply on James 5
    Dear Sister Joyce,

    I hope you are blessed on this Saturday/Sabbath Day!

    There are many pastors out there, including TV pastors confusing many regarding "their interpretation" of the scriptures. My best advice: Don't believe anyone until you can read the scripture yourself, and pray for understanding.

    Based on my reading of scripture we can strive to be sin free....and follow God's commandments. If/when we fail as we are not perfect, we can pray for forgiveness....and per Jesus he will forgive.....as He states in these scriptures:

    Matthew 18:21

    "Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?"

    Matthew 18:22

    "Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven."

    If we pray for forgiveness Jesus will forgive us....

    Read the scriptures yourself, pray for understanding and guidance from God's Holy Spirt......and believe!

    God Bless
  • Chris - in Reply on James 5
    Page 2.

    When considering Hebrews 10:26,27 & its sister portion in Hebrews 6:4-6, we find that the same matter is being addressed. In both references, the warning of "sinning wilfully" & "falling away" are given. And these are mentioned because some of them were teetering into apostasy (i.e. turning from Christ back into Judaism). Just as Hebrews was for the teaching & guidance to the 'Messianic Jews", it was also a stern warning to the others.

    So the "wilful sin" in Hebrews 10:26, wasn't a voluntary act of sin or being found living in such state, but one of apostasy. And as we read that passage through to verse 29, we note the writer's lesson: 'if those who sinned under Moses' Law were condemned to death without mercy, how much more will these others suffer who have trodden over God's Son, despising His Sacrifice, doing despite to the Spirit of Grace'. These were those who may have been converted, or appeared to be, but had determined in their hearts that Jesus' Sacrifice was insufficient or had little appeal in the light of the old Judaistic beliefs & teachings. To these, the writer says, that there remains "no more (no other) sacrifice for their sins" - the Law could never save them, nor can any other saviour. But "we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul" (v 39): there were still those who held onto Christ as their only Saviour & Hope.

    So we can delight that even if we, as believers, slip up & sin, Christ's Sacrifice & the Spirit's Work in us, will ever alert us, draw us & bring us to repentance. If a person has none of this blessed Work going on in him, then the Spirit is not in residence & he may be deceiving himself ( Romans 8:9). But the warnings there in those portions in Hebrews were for those desiring to turn back into Judaism, for which there was no forgiveness & no further sacrifice available ( Hebrews 6:4-6).


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