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Be Patient and persevering

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James 5:7 KJV 1900
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
James 5:7 NASB95
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
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“Be patient therefore” as the judgment is so near. (, )
1. Therefore shows that it connected with the verses 1-6 dealing the oppression to the poor by the rich. Which had caused them to suffer.
“Brethren” Showing that he is now talking to believers, when before he was not.
“Be patient” literally means “long suffering” To be long tempered not short tempered.
a. This is the idea of patience and submissiveness, the word suggest the self-restraint that enables one to bear insult and injury without resorting to hasty retaliation.
b. Long suffering is an attribute of God and a distinctive trait of Christian character.
c. James is teaching to be long suffering during the hardships and injustices that they are going through.
d. They are not to seek retaliation, nor harbor resentment against their oppressors.
e. James does not mean that there is never any occasion for protest against wrong. Elab
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“Be patient” he says, “Unto the coming of the Lord”
This tell the duration of the longsuffering, and also the reason and well.
a. This is way we are not to take matters into our on hands; God is able to avenge them, and they (we) are to wait for Him to act.
b. He will do so when He returns as Judge.
“Behold the husbandman” (Farmer) waitheth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hat long patience for it, until he receive the earthly and latter rain”
2. He prepares the soil, sows the seed, keeps his fields free of grass and weeds. Then he must trust the Lord for the rain to come so the corps will grow and there be a harvest.
James 5:8 KJV 1900
Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
James 5:8 NASB95
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
James 5:
Just like the farmer is patient, you too be patient.
a. James is assuring them that their patience will not be in vain.
a. James is assuring them that their patience will not be in vain.
“Stablish your heart” Means strengthen. James is saying, muster up some courage, strengthen your inner being.
“for the coming of the Lord is nigh” Near:
Over 2000 years and the Lord still has not returned, but to God time in nothing like the way we see time.
James 5:9 KJV 1900
Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
James 5:10 NKJV
My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of suffering and patience.
James 5:9 NASB95
Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door.
“Grudge” or complain. It denotes an inward, unexpressed feeling of sorrow created by undesirable circumstances.
a. James explains that they are to avoid such complaining, “lest ye be condemned” NASB READ
b. He is talking about against one anther, (fellow believers)
c. One of the problems today is churches. Elab
“the judge is standing before the door” NASB READ
Like his hand is on the latch.
James 5:10 KJV 1900
Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
James
James 5:10 NASB95
As an example, brethren, of suffering and patience, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
the prophets were examples to us: in their suffering and in their patience.
a. We are to be like them, in our suffering. We should strive to be life them in patience. (Waiting on the Lords return , they waited on his coming)
b. Did they have their times doubts? Rebellion? Discontent? But in a general way they were distinguished by longsuffering.
James 5:11 KJV 1900
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
James 5:11 NASB95
We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.
Those who hold on to the end are usually those whom are courted as blessed.But those who cave in when things get tough do not usually win any applause.
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James speaks of Job: READ KJV AND NASB
Job suffered; Job was a great example of patience.
a. The word patience in VS 10 had to do with the suffering in relation to being oppressed.
b. Here is has to do with having endurance while going through hardships and trials.
c. Job did vent, but in spite of all that he went through he maintained his trust in God.
d. Job’s story not only illustrates to us the virtue of patient endurance; it also points to the mercy of God.
“and have seen the end of the Lord; and that the Lord is very pitiful and full of mercy.
c. We know what the outcome was with Job. That is why we have to remain patient too.
James 5:12 NKJV
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment.
James 5:12 NASB95
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
James 5:13
James 5:12 KJV 1900
But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
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James 5:12 NASB95
But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath; but your yes is to be yes, and your no, no, so that you may not fall under judgment.
This is one of those verses that is taken out of context. This is not a someone should never take an oath. (There in no reference whatsoever to courtroom procedure.
a. Things had gotten to the point among the Jews that any deals made were thought to be pointless without an oath. Elab of their swearing an oath.
READ THE REST OF THE VERSE:
Jame is saying your word should be enough.
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