#10.3 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: Wisdom

And so, we come to the end of this series. Thank you for journeying with me into a greater understanding of The Wisdom of Suffering. I can really say that I have enjoyed the various topics, the comments, discussions, and even the unanswered questions. The Lord has been so faithful to share of Himself and give us perspective of … Continue reading

#10.2 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James1:1-18]: Wisdom

So, we are looking at the crux of the whole matter: Wisdom. So, what exactly is it? According to the online dictionary it is: The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise. The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such experience, knowledge, and … Continue reading

#10 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: Wisdom

What does the wisdom of suffering look like? What does it mean to have wisdom in the midst of suffering? These are the main questions we have tried to answer throughout this series. By taking apart the first few verses of James and really dissecting them in the context of life and the scriptures, the … Continue reading

#9.4 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: A Testimony

I got up… As if for the first time. And the only thing sustaining me was the words of my Lord. “Apart from me you can do Nothing.” His words invoked within me one response: I am Nothing. My existence was put into perspective. The correct perspective. One that we all know theoretically and even … Continue reading

#9.3 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18] A Testimony

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#9.2 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18] A Testimony

“Apart from me you can do nothing.” These were the words that I heard in the distance of my spirit as I lay in my bed wondering. Wondering about everything I had lost and everything I could not understand. Wondering about why this was happening, and why I was so alone. Wondering where all of … Continue reading

#9 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: A Testimony

I will be doing a few posts on my recent experience of suffering. I would like to tell my story to put some realistic perspective to suffering and give you something to relate to. I hope that it will be a blessing to you all. Last year, in 2010, I went through a very trying … Continue reading

#8.3 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: Without Defects

So, we have determined that suffering can be likened to a computer virus, in that it is designed to infect and infiltrate our system. But that the Lord, in His sovereign wisdom allows suffering so that He can use it for His glory and purposes in our lives. What’s important for us, is to see … Continue reading

#8.2 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: Without Defects

Last time we looked at the fact that we are everything but perfect and flawless as we once were before sin. That we are constantly faced with under-performing, malfunctioning equipment. Some call it “The Human Condition.” But, we have also determined that God made a plan to ‘fix’ us, to make us whole again. And that plan is … Continue reading

#8 – The Wisdom of Suffering [James 1:1-18]: Without Defects

In the amplified version of the bible, there are little [brackets] that give extra information about a specific word or topic. They help clarify the concepts in English from the original Greek. They are very helpful and indeed do [Amplify] the meanings to give greater understanding and insight. Right in between the words fully developed … Continue reading