So I’m sitting on a train to York and thinking about catching up with my DIGs, and I’ve been drawn to the book of James.
I’ve heard it said that James is a ‘difficult’ book, but I don’t think so.
It certainly is a challenging book, and I’m now wondering what God wants to challenge us with this time!
The book starts with a passage about trials and temptations, and has a verse that I think most of the church has not read or has ignored.
I’ve heard too many times for my liking the following phrases; “God is testing you with this illness”, “God has put that trial upon you for a reason”, and “You are being tempted by God to make you more humble”.
In order to say that legitimately you need to remove James 1 v 13 from the Bible.
God does not tempt us or put evil trials on us (and sickness is an evil curse); this is clear from James 1 v 13.
Yet people still credit God with making people sick and putting people into poverty (another curse).
The Word does not say that God will not tempt us, it says He cannot tempt us.
God is love and God loves us all; you do not put evil on someone you love, not if you love them completely and unconditionally.
And God loves us completely and unconditionally!
You can rest assured that God will never make you sick and never make you poor.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you only want good for me and only have good things to give me”.
James 1 v 13…..Let no man when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man