Sorry for the lateness of this post. This Sunday we’ll be reading James 5:7-12.
Have you ever been going through very difficult circumstances and been really anxious to see those troubles end? It’s not easy to be patient when times are hard, is it? James gives his suffering readers the counsel to be patient…but patient for what? What sort of solution does James anticipate, and how does that square with what we normally want for a solution?
Starting with v9, James offers practical ways in which we need to demonstrate our patience when faced with difficult times. Why do you think he talks about how we treat each other during hard times?
James tries to get us to focus on the significance of suffering by mentioning Job. What lessons do we learn from Job about hard times and what’s really at stake?
This should be an encouraging study – hope to see you on Sunday!