Jesus in the NT :: James

The book of James gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the  New Testament (N.T).

This book is a book of diverse topics but it is predominantly a book which provides an exegesis on Faith. As we look at Christ in the Scripture, in the book of James, we learn that Jesus is the very essence and source of Faith.

The Bible asserts in Romans 10:17 that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. John 1:1 establishes the fact that “In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God”. If faith comes by hearing & hearing by the Word of God we can say, faith comes by hearing; hearing Jesus, because Jesus is the Word of God that became flesh and dwelt among men. In other words, Jesus is the very essence and SOURCE of our faith.

James 5:7 says, Behold the HUSBANDMAN (Farmer) awaits the fruit of his harvest. A farmer looks forward to the harvest but you don’t see a farmer reap too early or too late. At the appointed time when the harvest is due, He will return and harvest with his laborers.

When Jesus returns, He will return as a husbandman, as a farmer that will command his angels to reap the Wheat (believers) who have died to self and have been fruitful or who have chosen to live for self and been fruitless, and also the Weeds (unbelievers) who never put their faith in him or who departed from it, rewarding each according to their faith in action. Faith pins one’s HOPE for the return of the Lord.

In James, Jesus Christ is the SOURCE of our faith, and the husbandman who will return for his harvest.

Points to ponder:
Do you have faith; faith in action? Are you ready for Jesus Christ’s return as the husbandman?

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