Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 16, 2021
James is not the James who was one of the 12 apostles and killed by Herod Agrippa I in the YEAR AD 44. Instead, James was the half-brother of Jesus (Matt. 13:55), the one who was a leader of the Jerusalem church (Acts 15:13; Gal. 1:19), the one Paul called a pillar in the church (Gal. 2:9).
I. There are certain realities of life common to all believers – 1:2-1:18.
A. Trials and testing will come and can be overcome -- 1:2-8.
3. Ask for wisdom -- 1:5.
Text – James 1:5 (KJV)
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it