Thursday, 8 February 2018

James Feb Bible Studies- Week 4- Day 5

Scripture

James 5:19-20 New International Version (NIV)

19 My brothers and sisters, if one of you should wander from the truth and someone should bring that person back, 20 remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.

Observation
Do good.  Try to help others turn away from sin if possible. 
Application
Try to lead the stray back to GOD . Let sinners see their errors and persuade them to repent. 
Prayer
Dear LORD,
as I  draw closer to you help me turn away from sin and guide others to turn away too. AMEN. 



Wednesday, 7 February 2018

James Feb Bible Studies- Week 4- Day 4

Scripture
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Observation
Ask and you will find what you are seeking. Find comfort in GOD as he knows all and only wants the best for you.

Application
 Do what is suppose to be done. Don't be hesitant or procrastinate when you know what you should do. Pray for others so that they too can be saved and turn towards the LORD.

Prayer
 Dear LORD,
Let me follow your WORD closely and guide me closely here on earth.
AMEN.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

James Feb Bible Studies- Week 4 - Day 3

Scripture

Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.

Observation
GOD asks us to not be in a hurry and to be patient. Certain things take time to bear fruit.

 Application
 GOD tells us to wait. We need to curb our impatience and trust that he will see that whatever we sow bears fruit.

Prayer
Dear LORD,
help me keep strong and be patient while I wait for your coming.
AMEN.

Monday, 5 February 2018

James Feb Bible Studies- Week 4- Day 2

Scripture
Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days.

Observation

The evil and wicked will get punished in due course. They may look like they are enjoying life now but it will not last. 

Application

GOD tells us not to be envious of the Rich and powerful as they will their just dessert for being so Worldly focused and not GOD focused. What they have in life now will not be replicated in the next life nor be valid forever. 

Prayer
Dear LORD,
Don't let me be swayed by the way of the world and be envious of rich people who are only messengers of the DEVIL and teaching all things that are not GODLY. Amen. 


Sunday, 4 February 2018

James Feb Bible Studies - Week 4 - Day 1

Scripture

Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

Observation
The future is not something which one can predict. Do not be boastful and think that you can be the master of your faith. GOD is in charge.

Application
 Put your trust  in him and be grateful for what you receive from GOD.  Don't be tempted by the ways of the WORLD which gives you false hope. 

Prayer.
Dear LORD,
I entrust my life to you. I know that you alone know my future and lead me where I need to be.
AMEN. 



Friday, 2 February 2018

James Jan Bible Studies - Week 3 - Day 5


Scripture
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Observation
Do not resist being together with GOD. He will protect you if you submit yourself to him.

Application
 Focus on GOD and keeping the word and not the ways of the WORLD.  Stay away from temptations and the ways of the Devil. 

Prayer
 Dear LORD,
help me submit myself to you and protect me from evils.
AMEN. 



Thursday, 1 February 2018

James Jan Bible- Week 3- Day 4

Scripture
You adulterous people,[a] don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that he jealously longs for the spirit he has caused to dwell in us[b]? But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud
    but shows favor to the humble.

Observation
GOD doesn't condone people who behave according to the ways of the world.  His way is not the way of the world.

Application
 GOD tells us to reject the ways of the world and follow him. We can only be friends with one not both.  

Prayer
Dear LORD,
help me not to be attracted by the temptations of this world and live in sin. 
AMEN.