Exegesis Of James 1 : 1-11

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Bacone College

Exegesis of James 1:1-11

A Paper Presented to
Dr. Leroy Thompson
In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course
Principles of Biblical Research and Writing, Min 1123

Jade Tigilau
April 24, 2016

James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings.
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Each and every believer has at some point faced a trial in their life. The problem that many Christians face is that they lack the ability to see how God is using the trials in their life to benefit them. So in response to this problem, James teaches his readers that they must ask God, in faith, for the wisdom of perspective so that they may endure their trials in turn gaining maturity.
The book of James is one of twenty-seven books in the New Testament. The book is thought to be written around 49 A.D.…

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