Promoting Word Study
Let’s take a closer look at James 2:12, “. In every way, then, speak and act as people who will be judged by the law of freedom.” Now let’s look at this passage in the Amplified Bible. “So speak and so act as [people should] who are to be judged under the law of liberty [the moral instruction given by Christ, especially about love].” We should act as if we are being judged by Christ. In order to do that we have to acknowledge that He is present everywhere we are. We also have to agree that God has Ultimate Authority in all things in our lives. If He says “Jump” then we say “How high?”
Mature Christians are willing to give, help, and obey. They seek the presence of God in all things. They know that God is with them wherever they go and they continually invite Him to lead and instruct there daily activities. They look for opportunities to share God’s love with others. They know that nothing they do is enough to secure their place in heaven. They need a Savior. Mature Christians are not moved by every doctrine or message preached. He/she spends time developing a relationship with their father and they know His voice.
Even Job realized that he needed a savior. In Chapter 9, verses 25-35 CEB he says, “My days are swifter than a runner; they flee and don’t experience good. They sweep by like ships made of reeds, as an eagle swoops on prey. If I say, “I’ll forget my lament, put on a different face so I can smile,” I’m still afraid of all my suffering; I know that you won’t declare me innocent. I myself am thought guilty; why have I tried so hard in vain? If I wash myself with snow, purify my hands with soap, then you’ll hurl me into a slimy pit so that my clothes detest me. God is not a man like me—someone I could answer—so that we could come together in court. Oh, that there were a mediator between us; he would lay his hand on both of us, remove his rod from me, so his fury wouldn’t frighten me. Then I would speak—unafraid—for I’m not that way.”