Wednesday, March 19, 2008

High and Low

James 1 5-11 KJV

5 If 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.

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

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

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

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

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

11 For 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.

James 1 5-11 NIV

5 If any of you need wisdom, ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone. He doesn't find fault.

6 But when you ask, you must believe. You must not doubt. People who doubt are like waves of the sea. The wind blows and tosses them around.

7 A man like that shouldn't expect to receive anything from the Lord.

8 He can't make up his mind. He can never decide what to do.

9 A believer who finds himself in a low position in life should be proud that God has given him a high position.

10 But someone who is rich should take pride in his low position. That's because he will fade away like a wild flower.

11 The sun rises. Its burning heat dries up the plants. Their blossoms fall. Their beauty is destroyed. In the same way, a rich person will fade away even as he goes about his business.


Nonnie said...

thank you for the verses this lovely morning, phyllis.....keeping you in thoughts and prayers...

Annette said...

This verse is true espicalley this day, and time. I sure miss you, but I enjoy reading your daily verses, Hope all is well and may God be with you always, you've been on my heart latley...BIG hug's to you....Annette

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Just Joni said...

I'm always in want for more wisdom, always thirsty to learn about what God puts in my heart. I thank you for these words this morning...a gentle reminder I should be studying and not blogging. Hope your days are fruitful and you are getting all those things done you need so you can share your "voice" again ~


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