Death – James 1

13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
14 But each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust.
15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death.

Sin brings death. Initial thought is that of the garden, Adam and Eve, their sin and the death resultant from that. Their death was immediate spiritual and eventual physical–and it is the pattern for today. Some sins, by their very comission, end in physical death for one person, or
several. But there is not only physical death. Then often emotional death, where people become hard and cold and unfeeling. There is spiritual death, when an individual strays away from God. When the sin is rationalized away, mental death occurs. There is also relational death, when social relationships are damaged or destroyed. The solution?

21 Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

Live by the Word and die by the Word.

3 thoughts on “Death – James 1”

  1. Live by the Word… Truth… Sword… somewhere around there… mmm, clever and good and deep and sincere. Thanks.
    Re: Heh, yeah, I’m stirring up what ruckus I can on my end. Sorry I haven’t been around on Open Dialogue much lately, been busy getting this ‘life’ thing back on track.
    How’ve YOU been, anyway?!?
    Always good to ‘see’ you around.

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