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Authors Craig Blomberg and Mariam Kamell use the historical, theological and literary elements of James to guide their interpretation of this often-overlooked early Christian text. Their concise discussion of how the book delivers consistent, challenging instruction will help pastors and church leaders teach the message of James to today’s readers.

this also raises a serious question, whether those whose love for God does not permeate their lives ought casually to consider themselves Christians. Loving God should characterize a believer’s entire life.16 God’s utter trustworthiness, in turn, guarantees his faithfulness to what he “promised” (ἐπηγγείλατο).17 James 1:13 Let no one say while being tempted that “from God I am being tempted,” for God cannot be tempted to do evil, and he himself tempts no one (μηδεὶς πειραζόμενος λεγέτω ὅτι
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