We’ve been digging into the letter of James for a week now. I hope that it has been fruitful in your walk with God! I know that it has been meaningful for me.
Last Sunday, Pastor Peter spoke about how the Bible has spiritual authority in our lives because it is God’s word to us. Through the Scriptures, the Spirit breathes life into us. Tomorrow, we’ll reflect on what it means to do more than just read the Bible, but to let it settle deep into our spirit. As James says in chapter 1, that Word is planted in us.
Here is today’s reading for our reflection. You are welcome to share your reflections in the comments section.
If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbour as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favouritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “You shall not commit adultery,” also said, “You shall not murder.” If you do not commit adultery but do commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker.
Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. (TNIV)