First Fifteen

God's Gift of Wisdom (James 1:17-27)

October 31, 2020 Ron Oltmanns Season 4 Episode 8
First Fifteen
God's Gift of Wisdom (James 1:17-27)
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First Fifteen
God's Gift of Wisdom (James 1:17-27)
Oct 31, 2020 Season 4 Episode 8
Ron Oltmanns

When gifts are being given out, who doesn’t want to receive a gift?!  God is the great giver of gifts and he has something special in store for you.  James 1:17-27 emphasizes that God gives good gifts, and one of his great gifts is wisdom which is ours for the asking.  True wisdom is shown by doing the word and not just hearing it.

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We are praying through James, one of the General Letters filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  Like the Proverbs and wisdom Psalms, James makes us think deeper about our faith and also challenges us to act on our insights. 

We mentioned in the last episode that James 1 reads like an index of topics for the rest of the letter.  Wisdom and action are highlighted in our verses today, but we also get mention of words and phrases that James will elaborate further in his letter:  faith (ch 2), wisdom (ch 3, 5), rich and poor (ch 2, 4), trials/test/temptation (ch 5), the tongue (ch 3), and speech and action (ch 2, 4).

Where do you need wisdom?  Have you asked God for it yet?  Spend time meditating on what you're heard/read from his word and examine your heart to see if you are receiving his truth humbly.  James emphasizes being a doer of the word, not just a hearer.  He uses the vivid image of someone looking at themselves in a mirror to drive home the point. 

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .  Go ahead and get started listening and follow/subscribe to this podcast to hear more from God's word.   You can also find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

We have a course on Philemon and Colossians for in-depth Bible study called "Christ Supreme".  If you are interested in going deeper, check out the links on our website or the Facebook page.

 Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)

Show Notes

When gifts are being given out, who doesn’t want to receive a gift?!  God is the great giver of gifts and he has something special in store for you.  James 1:17-27 emphasizes that God gives good gifts, and one of his great gifts is wisdom which is ours for the asking.  True wisdom is shown by doing the word and not just hearing it.

If you are trying to have a quiet time, getting started in a relationship with God or seeking guidance at this point in your life, you're in the right place.

In fifteen minutes or less you will listen to God's word for you, reflect on it and learn to pray to God as well as carry that word with you through the rest of your day.  It's a perfect way to get started!

In season four we are praying through some of the letters in the Bible.  We are praying through James, one of the General Letters filled with practical teaching and wisdom.  Like the Proverbs and wisdom Psalms, James makes us think deeper about our faith and also challenges us to act on our insights. 

We mentioned in the last episode that James 1 reads like an index of topics for the rest of the letter.  Wisdom and action are highlighted in our verses today, but we also get mention of words and phrases that James will elaborate further in his letter:  faith (ch 2), wisdom (ch 3, 5), rich and poor (ch 2, 4), trials/test/temptation (ch 5), the tongue (ch 3), and speech and action (ch 2, 4).

Where do you need wisdom?  Have you asked God for it yet?  Spend time meditating on what you're heard/read from his word and examine your heart to see if you are receiving his truth humbly.  James emphasizes being a doer of the word, not just a hearer.  He uses the vivid image of someone looking at themselves in a mirror to drive home the point. 

We are using the letters to grow closer to God in season four.  We can't exhaust the riches in each part of scripture we cover, but you can go deeper into them on your own using our four step process.  You can download the helpsheet that details and demonstrates the four step process we use on First Fifteen using Psalm 1.

If you want to get more daily encouragement you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @WordofPrayer15 .  Go ahead and get started listening and follow/subscribe to this podcast to hear more from God's word.   You can also find us on Facebook at Word of Prayer 15.

We have a course on Philemon and Colossians for in-depth Bible study called "Christ Supreme".  If you are interested in going deeper, check out the links on our website or the Facebook page.

 Additional resources at the Word of Prayer website https://word-of-prayer.com

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bePatron?u=30142397)