Living the Bible

God's Message to the 99% (James 5:7-12)

April 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 20
Living the Bible
God's Message to the 99% (James 5:7-12)
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Living the Bible
God's Message to the 99% (James 5:7-12)
Apr 10, 2020 Season 1 Episode 20

In chapter 5, verses 1-6, James condemned the wealthy who abuse their wealth and power by oppressing the poor and the weak. In verses 7-12 he addresses the oppressed sufferers who were becoming impatient in suffering. He says, “Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord” (7).

Why did he advocate patience in suffering? Because when we are impatient in suffering:

  • We lose hope
  • We lose faithfulness
  • We lose blessing

James therefore gives his readers three good examples to help them be patient in suffering.

Read transcript here.

Show Notes

In chapter 5, verses 1-6, James condemned the wealthy who abuse their wealth and power by oppressing the poor and the weak. In verses 7-12 he addresses the oppressed sufferers who were becoming impatient in suffering. He says, “Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord” (7).

Why did he advocate patience in suffering? Because when we are impatient in suffering:

  • We lose hope
  • We lose faithfulness
  • We lose blessing

James therefore gives his readers three good examples to help them be patient in suffering.

Read transcript here.