This week we will be studying James 2, Christian Conduct. The key verse is:
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. (James 2:10)
Yesterday we looked at being a respecter of persons. Today will look at keeping the law.
The Law v 10-13
a) Keeping the law v 10-11
For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.
b) Judgment and mercy v 12-13
So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
Today’s Scripture explains why salvation is not by the law. Since no one can keep the law, we have all sinned. We are in need of a one who can fulfill the law. The only person able to keep the law perfectly was Jesus Christ. So it was through His mercy, grace, and blood sacrifice we are saved. No other way.
Think about how this portion of Scripture can be used to help people see that they are sinners and how they need a Savior.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001