Jan 23, 2022
As we read James 1:19-21, picture a group of 20-30 Jewish men and women gathered in a home listening to the reading of Scripture. They have the Hebrew Scriptures and James’ letter. It was very unlikely they had personal copies of the Scriptures. So when these believers met together they would listen to God’s Word as it was read. Knowing his Jewish brothers and sisters and their propensity to argue, James wrote the following instructions beginning in verse 19.