James 5

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. (James 5:16) I enjoy watching shows like Planet Earth, but I hate seeing when an animal strays from its pack because it quickly...

James 4

You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. (James 4:3) In verse two James dealt with the problem of no prayer, and in verse three now addresses the problem of selfish prayer. This verse tells us that God sometimes says “no” to our prayers because...

James 3

From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. (James 3:10) In today’s world, there are many ways we can bless or curse someone other than by speaking. Social media is an extension of our tongues and can be used as a...

James 2

My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. (James 2:1) The Book of James was written nearly 2,000 year ago, but the discrimination he discusses still exists in our churches today. It may look different than it did back then,...

James 1

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. (James 1:2) As I write this, I have been reflecting a lot on the last two years. The Holy Spirit has used the pandemic to expose some sin in my life that I had grown ignorant about. James...

2 Chronicles 36

Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, “The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the Lord his God...

2 Chronicles 35

Nevertheless, Josiah did not turn away from him, but disguised himself in order to fight with him. He did not listen to the words of Neco from the mouth of God, but came to fight in the plain of Megiddo. (2 Chronicles 35:22) Josiah’s promising reign came to an early...

2 Chronicles 34

And when the king heard the words of the Law, he tore his clothes. (2 Chronicles 34:19) In ancient times, people tore their clothes as an expression of grief and sorrow. This was Josiah’s response when he heard God’s law read after it had been re-discovered in the temple; he...

2 Chronicles 33

And when he was in distress, he entreated the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. He prayed to him, and God was moved by his entreaty and heard his plea and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then...

2 Chronicles 32

Now, therefore, do not let Hezekiah deceive you or mislead you in this fashion, and do not believe him, for no god of any nation or kingdom has been able to deliver his people from my hand or from the hand of my fathers. How much less will your God...