Devotional Thought for Today – 08/21/2021

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JAMES 4

CONTEXT: The overall theme of the chapter is the differences between worldly and Godly wisdom. In v.1-10 we find James cautioning the reader against worldly corruptions (sins) and in v.11-17 to never begin life’s work (business) without the consent and guidance of God.

Our text for today calls for all those trying to serve both man and God, (two masters) which is not easy for man’s human nature. We are reluctant to give up self, to surrender all to give up our earthly masters.

One of the Puritan theologians from the 1600’s said it best, it is far easier to commit sin than confess it…

Many blush to confess their faults, who never blush to commit them.

William Secker

Are your hands clean today?

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