A series on the Book of James
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5
Do you remember the nursery rhyme, “Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man Thief, Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief?” It was designed as a children’s counting game and later used as some sort of divination game to predict an outcome; you know like using a daisy to determine if some loves you or loves you not.
In Sunday’s lesson, James shares how God’s love for us is not based on our status, goodness or even a game of chance. He observes that being rich or poor matters only in how we allow material things to control our lives. In our marriage vows we usually promise for to love for “richer for poorer.” We have known both. So can we be content in whatever condition we find ourselves? According to James book of practical wisdom, the answer is an astound, YES! (That is, if we are willing to trust God.)
This Sunday we will also examine the following:
- Do we really believe God can and will answer our prayers?
- Do we really believe He is listening?
- Do we really believe He is all-powerful and all-good?
And by the way, no matter what the daisy decrees, God loves you!
Hope to see you Sunday,