As you have probably guessed by this article’s thumbnail, for my next several posts, I will be your host as we travel through the book of James. Before we begin, however, I think that we should start by laying down a little background of the book and of its writer, also named James.
James the human was a brother of Jesus and was absolutely convinced that Jesus was nothing more than just that. He was full of unbelief. It was not until Jesus rose from the dead that James truly believed that He was the Christ. From that point on, James would not only claim to his physical relationship to Jesus, but also to his spiritual relationship as a bond servant of his older brother, the Lord Jesus Christ. He would later become a pillar in the church and a leader of the council of Jerusalem as well. Sometime around 50 A. D., James would eventually write his one epistle to be included in the Bible.
James the book records how we should live as humans. We live and breath and talk and function. We are to do all of that with Jesus in mind. Possibly the most stated verse of the book of James was in Chapter 1:
“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
– James 1:2-3
We will soon dive into to chapter one and look at that verse deeper in the coming days!
Until next time,