James 3: 3 – 6 We have come to understand through studying this Epistle of James that the content and message of the Book was predominantly to the Jewish sect in diaspora; many of the issues mentioned in the book … Continue reading
James 3:1 – 2 We continue in our study of the Book of James and in the third chapter, the writer of the Book intends to continue to push the Gospel of Works as he further speaks about the many … Continue reading
James 2: 20 – 26 So far, we have been able to identify the different perspectives from which Apostle James and Apostle Paul wrote from. James wrote from the perspective of the Old Testament while Paul wrote the New Testament … Continue reading
James 2:18 – 19 As we continue in our study of the Book of James and the subject of Faith versus Works, we are reminded of the audience being predominantly Jews who were in diaspora. We are reminded of the … Continue reading
Maybe I should have kept the dreams from my Mother, Father and even my Brothers. I am in trouble now! Maybe I should have picked Leah (Reuben’s Mum) to be my mother; this hatred would have been avoided. Daddy wouldn’t … Continue reading
Sovereignty means, “what a sovereign has” such as control over his/her kingdom.
God’s sovereignty presents an idea that God is in control of the whole of His kingdom – universe.
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honour come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength – 1Chronicles 29:11 – 12
Psychologically speaking, knowing that God is in control of the universe presents an idea that an all-good and all-powerful God is in charge of all that happens to us, which means peace and tranquillity coupled with absolute security.
Does this then mean that God is oblivious to the choices that we are going to make concerning life – He is waiting with bated breath to see how things are going to turn out?
“Men will allow God to be everywhere but on his throne. They will allow Him to be in his workshop to fashion worlds and make stars. They will allow Him to be in His almonry to dispense His alms and bestow his bounties. They will allow Him to sustain the earth and bear up the pillars thereof, or light the lamps of heaven, or rule the waves of the ever-moving ocean; but when God ascends His throne, His creatures then gnash their teeth. And we proclaim an enthroned God, and His right to do as He wills with His own, to dispose of His creatures as He thinks well, without consulting them in the matter; then it is that we are hissed and execrated, and then it is that men turn a deaf ear to us, for God on His throne is not the God they love. But it is God upon the throne that we love to preach. It is God upon His throne whom we trust.” ― Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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James 2: 14 – 17 One of the definitions of faith taught in the body of Christ today, especially in the Pentecostal and the Charismatic sect is that FAITH is a subjective force, which when applied releases the desires and … Continue reading
James 2: 14 We come to one of the crucial part of this Book of James and to the part responsible for so many great debates among the Jews, the disciples of Jesus and particularly the present Body of Christ. … Continue reading
James 2: 8 – 13 James continues to speak to his fellow Jews in diaspora as they were going through tough times, numerous temptations and tribulations giving rise to enormous and excruciating pain. He began the letter by encouraging them … Continue reading
James 2: 5 – 7 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of God. This statement was made by Jesus and it stretches on the fact that the more we come to the end of ourselves … Continue reading