Advice From a Brother

Greetings from James.

Trials will help you if you let them.

If you ask, believing, God will give you wisdom.

Rich or poor, we all die—so we all should be humble.

Hang in there; God will reward those who love Him.

God doesn’t tempt you, you do, and that brings sin and death.

All good things are from God, who never changes.

God saved some—we are a new thing in His Creation.

Listen, speak carefully, and don’t get mad easily.

Don’t be filthy and wicked.

Study the Bible—it can save your soul.

People who don’t watch their mouths are not truly religious.

Religion is charity and right living.

Showing favoritism for the wealthy is evil.

God has made the poorest people His heirs.

Don’t kowtow to the rich; they’re your biggest problem, and they hate God!

One sin is enough to declare you guilty of all sins.

Speak and act in a way that shows you know men will be judged.

Someone who says they believe but ignores the needy has dead faith.

He who does good deeds without believing also has useless faith.

Abraham was excused from his sins because he believed God;

Rahab was excused when she helped God’s messengers.

God holds teachers to a higher standard.

We all stumble in many ways.

People who control their tongues can control themselves.

Like bits and rudders, the tongue is small but packs a wallop.

The tongue is set right in front and can tarnish the whole person.

We tame animals, but not the tongue; it’s evil poison that blesses God while cursing men.

He who knows deep things should show it by being good and wise.

If your heart is jealous and selfish, don’t try to act like you’re holy.

That kind of thinking is from man and demons, as are disorder and evil.

God’s wisdom is pure, peaceable, gentle, reasonable, merciful, fruitful, unwavering, and without hypocrisy.

He who makes peace will yield a righteous life.

Your envy for what others have causes arguments and murders.

Instead, ask God for things you want—but ask with the right motive.

Friendship with the world is hostility toward God.

God wants to see His Spirit in action.

God gives more grace.

God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.

Submit to God; resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Cleanse your hands, you sinners.

Purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Get serious; even cry.

Humble yourselves before God, and He will exalt you.

He who speaks against or judges his brother, speaks against the law of God.

There is only one Judge; He can save and destroy.

Don’t boast of your plans; say, “Lord willing…”.

If you know what’s right and don’t do it, you sin.

The rich are in for it; they hoarded, even in the last days.

God knows about the laborers they defrauded to live in luxury.

Like a farmer, be patient and strong until Jesus returns.

Do not complain against other Christians, lest you prove you are not one.

The real Judge is watching.

Remember the prophets who suffered patiently.

Remember how God was compassionate and merciful to Job.

You don’t need to swear on a Bible, just tell the truth.

The suffering should pray.

The cheerful should sing.

The sick should ask the elders for prayer.

God answers prayers of the faithful, for healing and forgiveness.

Confess your sins to one another.

Pray for one another so that you may be healed.

The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.

Elijah was human too, and his prayers changed the weather.

If someone brings back a straying brother, he’ll save his soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.

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2 Responses to Advice From a Brother

  1. Tamz says:

    Excellent summation!! Thank you so much!

  2. I like this a lot. It’s a great review.

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