James 2:5 (NKJV) - The Rich In Faith.
James 2:5 (NKJV): The Rich In Faith.
James 2:5 (NKJV) Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen
the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom
which He promised to those who love Him?
When Ken and I traveled to Cuba with our Wheels for the World
team to deliver wheelchairs and Bibles, I met a 14-year-old girl with
brittle bone disease named Isis. Earlier that morning, her mother had
pushed her down the long dirt road in a rickety old adult-sized
wheelchair with flat tires. Isis sat quietly as she watched others receive
wheelchairs. She didn't smile all day. I'm sure this little girl wasn't so
certain we would be able to give her a different or better wheelchair.
As it turned out, Isis was delighted with the sleek and
streamlined little turquoise-colored wheelchair we gave her. But she was
more delighted in something else. When I gave her a copy of the Bible
in Spanish, she gasped with delight. Ken flipped open to the book
of James and I asked her to read one verse. Isis began reading
aloud the entire first chapter. Physical therapists and mechanics put
down their work. Tears welled as we all listened. It was clear Isis
was far happier with the gift of the Word than with her new wheels.
Perhaps God has made the poor of this world to be rich in
faith, because the poor have so little. What they do have, they
treasure - like Isis with her first Bible. Psalm 119:47 says, "For I
delight in your commands because I love them." Is the Word of God a
place where your spirit dwells? Are your prayers peppered with verses
from the Bible? Do you prefer the scriptures over other things? Faith
comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God; therefore, rich faith
comes from much study in his Word.
Dear Word of Life, may I treasure your decrees and consider
them precious. Increase my faith as I increase my time in the
scriptures. [Joni Eareckson Tada Daily Devotional:
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Seeking God Made Real: http://vimeo.com/31489782
Prayer Made Real: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc8VdMV26VE
Musical Devotional On Christian Living:
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies: http://www.liftingupjesus.net/
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Discover Bible Studies: http://studies.itiswritten.com/discover/
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies: http://www.bibleresearch.info/
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
The Last Day of Prophecy by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Restoring The Power by John Bradshaw:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet:
Last Day Prophecy: His Other Sheep by Pastor Gerald Babanezhad: