Daily Reading

Date: Friday, 21 January 2022
Passage: James 2:10-11

What excuse was James anticipating from his readers?

The past few weeks have been deeply challenging for me. The more time I spend reflecting on James, the more acutely I’m aware of how far I fall short of God’s standards. I struggle to find joy in my trials. I’m slow to hear, quick to speak, quick to anger. I know what God’s word demands of me, but I’m reluctant to do it. The list goes on and on, and that’s only the first chapter of James! And yet, it has also been a rewarding past few weeks. As God’s word holds up a mirror for me to stare into, forcing me to identify my many flaws, I know that this is God rebuking me so that I will become...