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Genuine And Joyful From The Inside Out

#15 - HOW TO KEEP YOUR LIFE FREE FROM THE MOST SERIOUS MISTAKES (pt. 2)

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
James 4:11 - 17

#15 in the series "James - Soundness Of Soul"

What is the sin James feels is so deadly in today's verses? It's not their brilliance in business that James is addressing. And it's not their carefulness in planning. It's their blindness and ignorance about their own lives that's the problem. They know how to make money. What they don't know is how to think about life.


Here is the life-lesson to take home today. The most dangerous thing about your ordinary routine is the way it makes you forget about God. Look at the way they make their plans - "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"( James 4:13).


Everything is framed up as an absolute certainty. That's the problem. These verses aren't here just to teach Christians to recite "the Lord willing" before any sentence having anything to do with their future. That's just superstition and has nothing to do with James' intent.


We all tend to ignore God most in the areas of life where we excel with our own skills and abilities. That's James' point. People drift away from God, not in the areas of their weakness, but in the area of their greatest strength.

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