Here is our first passage. You can use the SOAP method to carefully meditate on what God may be saying to you through it. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Just post them as a comment. If your Home Church took time to work through this passage, we’d love to hear what came out of your discussion! If you would like to download a copy of the whole Bible reading schedule you can find it on this post.
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations:
Trials and Temptations
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 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. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. Those who doubt should not think they will receive anything from the Lord; they are double-minded and unstable in all they do. (TNIV)