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James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings.
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,
The author James could have introduced himself this way: “Hey everybody. I am the half-brother of Jesus himself! So listen up!”
But no. He simply says, “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
As you begin memorizing James 1 this week, reflect on the humility of James. Are we as humble in introducing ourselves to others? What kind of impression do we hope to make?
Thank you for reminding us that our greatest calling is to be your servant. May we share our message with others through humility.
We often overlook these opening verses, but what value can we gain from James’ beginning? Please share in the comments.
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