Lesson 4 – How To Be Blessed By The BibleApril 15, 2020
BOOK OF JAMES
DEVELOPING A FAITH THAT WORKS
HOW TO BE BLESSED BY THE BIBLE
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 21 Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do. 26 Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. 27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:19-27
I Must God’s Word
“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 21
Four Attitudes to Prepare Your Heart:
- Be .
“Be quick to listen, slow to speak . . .” James 1:19a
2. Be .
“. . . and slow to become angry. . .” James 1:19b
3. Be .
“Get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” James 1:21
4. Be .
I Must on God’s Word
“The man who looks intently into the perfect law,” James 1:25a
S.P.A.C.E.P.E.T.S – Nine things to look for as you gaze intently into the Word of God:
S – Is there a in to confess?
P – Is there a romise to claim?
A – Is there an ttitude to change?
C – Is there a ommand to keep?
E – Is there an xample to follow?
P – Is there a rayer to pray?
E – Is there an rror to avoid?
T – Is there a ruth to believe?
S – Is there omething to thank God for?
“. . . and continues to do this . . .” James 1:25b
“. . . not forgetting what he has heard . . .” James 1:25b
I Must to God’s Word
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22
“He puts that law into practice and he wins true happiness.” James 1:25 (PH)
“Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” John 13:17
I Must the Word