Once I sat to what was spoken while laying in quest to the answers by guess
But then I saw what was said at start, now the spoken laid the guess to rest
There was a letter spaced in a place that later depiction from forgiven found hard to face
O' fragments sought detour, sorted excuses, adds for works to grace, troubled grace to grace
Now indigestion, with longings to read more touching passages to pace the heart's space
But what was said before what was spoken, says what is spoken, says what is said
To whom is the given insightment given to? Maybe the one who should know what faith means, but maybe didn't.
JAMES..., right out of the starting blocks, in the end of verse one, "greetings to the twelve dispered tribes".
Maybe tribes who knew church lingo, spoke church words, believed they believed right, but maybe didn't quite see the insight? Maybe already knew the word faith from the own reportoire? But maybe wasn't clear on it from their own self defining of it? I wander.., what if.., maybe wasn't maybe? Would the heart of God still reach out it's heart?
James, "greetings to the twelve dispered tribes"
A lttle tid bit:
There's a verse, " all scripture is God breathed, useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in the ways of righteousness. So that the man of God is thoroughly equiped for every good work." There's something about this passage that's easy to overlook. Reading places you very close to God, within breath distance. But, to equip me for every good work, I have to be reading the bible, all of it. Here's the part overlooked, it first, teaches me, corrects me, trains me and yes, it will rebuke me. God gave the revelation of salvation, it never came from the indictations of my will. Salvation is actually the freedom that sets me free from my will...
It's easy to think, I'm not smart enough to read the whole bible. Listen to what the letter of James furtherly expresses. Chapter 1, verse 2, and a little on, "When all kinds of trails and temptations crowd into your lives, my brothers, don't resent them as intruders, but welcome them as friends! Realize that they come to test your faith and to produce in you the quality of endurance. But let the process go on until that endurance is fully developed, and you will find you have become men of mature character with the right sort of independence. And if, in the process, any of you does not know how to meet any particular problem he has only to ask God.., who gives generously to all men without making them feel foolish or guilty.., and he may be quite sure that the neccessary wisdom will be given him." God is the heart that cares beyond the bottom end. He didn't give the deepest of His love through Jesus Christ to just leave us to ourselves. He's far past infinity, in the investment.
There are tons of literature, readable writings in this world. Some on the top shelf of churchology. But there content is way off, way off before they were ever written... It's God, who is the hope that never fails... He is the heart that is the heart of His... The scriptures, is His breath.., Where is there a better place on earth to breathe..?
P.S. James, is an amazing letter of Grace.., because.., the whole bible is...