Monday, September 19, 2011

Digging Deeper James 4:15-16

Can you believe we are 2/3 of our way through 2011? It has been a very busy summer and I feel like I'm just coming up for air. I trust you have been seeking hard after God and know that He delights in you today wherever life happens to find you.

James 4:15-16
Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.

The key to vv. 13-17 is if the Lord wills, with "Lord" referring to Yahweh as the Creator who sustains the universe and whose will controls all that happens. Every business decision must be based on submission to God's will. [ESV study Bible notes pg. 2397] "If the Lord wills. The true Christian submits his plans to the lordship of Christ...boasting. Arrogant bragging about their anticipated business accomplishments." [The MacArthur Bible Commentary by John MacArthur pg. 1894]


Diane Hunt is the Director of Addiction Recovery and Development at America's KESWICK. In addition to her Keswick responsibilities which keep her busy, she loves to read, write and teach, travel and laugh with her grandchildren. Diane has been married to her husband John over 26 years. She has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-children, and 7 step-grandchildren.

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