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James 2:7-8

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Vs. 7-8

So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains. You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near.
Do they not blaspheme the [a]precious name [of Christ] by which you are called?
If, however, you are [really] fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, if you have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit]” you are doing well.
Do they not blaspheme the [a]precious name [of Christ] by which you are called?
So wait patiently, brothers and sisters, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits [expectantly] for the precious harvest from the land, being patient about it, until it receives the early and late rains. You too, be patient; strengthen your hearts [keep them energized and firmly committed to God], because the coming of the Lord is near.
If, however, you are [really] fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, if you have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit]” you are doing well.
According to Adam Clarke They took every occasion to attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned.
attack or criticize the reputation or integrity of. the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned.
They took every occasion to asperse the Christian name and the Christian faith, and have been, from the beginning to the present day, famous for their blasphemies against Christ and his religion. It is evident that these were Jews of whom St. James speaks; no Christians in these early times could have acted the part here mentioned.
When we speak of Worthy here is better translated as “Honorable.” When you mistreat the poor, you are blaspheming the name of Christ.
We find that there are rich man who compel others to follow their actions. Some of the rich tend to profess the name of Jesus/Christianity while misleading others with their words and actions.
Matthew 25:40 NASB95
“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’

Vs. 8

if, however, you are [really] fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself [that is, if you have an unselfish concern for others and do things for their benefit]” you are doing well.
The Levitical Law
Leviticus 19:18 NASB95
‘You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.
Mark 12:31 NASB95
“The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
If you want to please God, to obey Him, and to discharge your responsibility, James makes it very clear what you are to do: “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” That is the summation of the whole manward aspect of the Mosaic Law.
This is the law of love to men, without distinction of rich and poor, high and low, bond and free; and is so called, because it is the law of the King of kings;
thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself;
Which is the law of love to men, without distinction of rich and poor, high and low, bond and free; and is so called, because it is the law of the King of kings;
thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself;
which is to be understood of every nation, without distinction of Jews and Gentiles, and of persons of every state and condition, rich and poor, without any difference: and when this law is so observed, it is commendable:
ye do well:
ye do well:
that which is right, and which is a man's duty to do; this, when done from right principles, and to a right end, is a good work, and is doing a good work well.
John 14:15 NASB95
“If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.
John 14:5 NASB95
Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, how do we know the way?”
John 1
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