There are certain things about the next few weeks and months that we don’t know. However, there are future things that you CAN know and THOSE make a real difference to your life now.
James, the half brother of Jesus, wrote to Jewish Christians in the first century who faced intense pressure. They had been dispersed because of persecution, and they faced increasing pressure to let faith live only in their heads instead of being evidenced in their lives. James beckoned these first believers to let these circumstances push them deeper in their journey with Jesus. Today, James invites believers to open their lives to the truth of God's Word and learn how to deal positively with trials and persecution.
Materialism is like a magnet that pulls us away from Christ into a very dangerous place. We'd be wise to heed the caution that James give us. For an additional resource this week, check out these songs to calm your soul during this time of uncertainty and angst: