Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 207/260: Read James 2

How do you react when someone wrongs you? Do you get angry and tell everyone you see how evil that person is? Seek revenge? Stew in bitterness? Are these Biblical ways to react?

James urges his readers, “So speak and so do as those who will be judged by the law of liberty. For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”

Our aim on this earth should be to act like Jesus, to shine the light of Christianity so that others may seek God and glorify Him. If you are wronged, go to the person who has committed the offense and talk to them. Seek resolution and reconciliation. Rather than lambasting them for their thoughtlessness or evil deeds, try to bring them back to the right path so that they may join you on your journey to eternal life.

Remember, Jesus came “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17).

Let us be like Andrew, who told his brother Simon Peter, “We have found the Messiah” (John 2:41), and Philip, who told Nathanael, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph…Come and see” (John 2:45-46). Don’t push people away when they have wronged you, but seek to bring them to Christ.

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

James 1:22. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.

Pray

Pray for those who are in need of Jesus’ cleansing blood, and seek opportunities to bring them to the Lord.

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