My Beloved Brethren–Part Two

Like the other epistle writers in the New Testament, James addresses his readers as beloved brethren. Three times in his inspired letter “my beloved brethren” appears.

Each use is in the context of some challenging expectations from God.

  • Being joyful in the midst of the unjust trials God has permitted and the temptation to sin which arises in them (James 1:2-16).

  • Being spiritually wise—by being swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath—with the word of truth (James 1:18-20).

  • Refraining from the unjust practice of being a respecter of persons (James 2:1-5).

Speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) is not only commanded in the Scriptures, it is modeled for us.

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