James 1 (KJV)

I absolutely LOVE the book of James. It has been a favorite of mine for many years. It’s so full of what God wants His children, myself, to be focused on. I’ve heard the book dubbed “The Proverbs of the New Testament.” It’s quite true, if you ask me. I figured I would start making myself accountable on here as far as my memory work goes. This chapter I memorized long ago, so it shouldn’t take me long to be able to review. As far as meditating on it goes, that will take a lifetime.

Feel free to keep me accountable! I ask for it. 🙂 I know this is close to the end of June, but I think I know this chapter well enough to have it mastered by the end of the month. I’m going to do chapter 2 in July and so on. It’s a small book, so I hope to have it memorized by the end of October. Oh, for the memory of my junior and senior years of high school! I did school AND memorized a book of the Bible both years (Proverbs was junior year, Gospel of John was senior year). It was challenging, but it was wonderful! So anyway, here is the chapter:

1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.

2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

6But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.

7For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.

8A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

9Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted:

10But the rich, in that he is made low: because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away.

11For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

12Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

15Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

16Do not err, my beloved brethren.

17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

18Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

19Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

21Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

22But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

26If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.

27Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

2 thoughts on “James 1 (KJV)

  1. I memorized the first chapter of James waaaaay back when i was in 6th grade (but I won't say how long ago that really way). I commend you for your goals and hope and pray that you achieve them! It's a great way to hide His word in your heart! 🙂

  2. Yeah, it was a long time ago for me, too. I was out of high school though. I think it was a couple years before I got married when I last had a real active Scripture memory time. It's sad to say. Thanks for the encouragement! 🙂

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