Greetings sheep of God and have faith from hearing.
Greetings, What a great humble way to express oneself unto others in our walk with The Lord . We learn the expression from his living word, It was and still is relevant to our fellowship .
The point I would like to bring to light on a repeat basis is, faith is knowledge , a causitive effect of dilligent, humbled determination and deeper study of God`s word.
And with that let us get back into God`s word the great book of James, so we begin today where we left off with 1st chapter of James and we pick it up at verse 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. What we as christian sheep need is to be fed knowledge of God`s kingdom coming, knowledge increases faith which when we go to the Strong`s Greek; #4102
This is what you will find , pis`-tis; persuasion, i,e, credence; moral conviction ( of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher )
espec. reliance upon Christ For Salvation;
abstact. ( constancy in such a profession; by extens. The system of religous (Gospels) truth itself: - assurance, belief,faith and fidelity.
Above we see the full meaning from the greek word , from which we get our English translation, when God teaches faith come by hearing , you can see from the subject and object of the translated meaning back to the Greek and how it applies to God`s intent of what faith actually is.
In the first message taught, the intent is to bring a deeper understanding to how important it is to study the true meaning of the English translations from the Greek, an example being in the first collation of meanings in verses 1-4 we find that it refers to your spiritual occupational deeds , when we translate the word faith, we find that one of its meanings are; constancy in such a profession and as we also learn from the first it involves constancy, which involves Taking your daily bread and the sharing of it, one would hope so, when in true service to our Lord.
The next word to be translated is wavering; This word appears in God`s word twice in the New Testament , however the words have different meanings in the concordence , for now we stick with the word as it appears in James vs.6
Strong`s #1252 Greek, diakrino . To seperate thoroughly, ie; to withdraw from, to oppose, to discriminate, to hesitate, to contend, make to differ,discern, doubt, judge, be partial, stagger,waver.
So as we can all see, we do not want to waver. Amen.
Diligent Study; increases knowledge with an ever increasing faith. Faith has a job description which results in spiritual occupational deeds that involve becoming opposed to ignorance of man and the adherence to the wisdom of God.
It is time to move verse 7
For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord.
That man, is a man who wavereths because of doubt
This verse needs no translation, you have heard it from your earthly parents already, but God is your true Father and your faith in him,I repeat is your knowledge of him, through his living documentable letter to all who will.
Verse 8, again no real need to translate.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
In todays terms , two faced and not to be trusted.