James 5:16 – Verse of the Day 5/23/14

James 5:16 Verse of the Day

This verse is one of many in the Bible telling us that the ordinary way that Christians find encouragement comes through meeting with other Christians. Do you allow other Christians in your life to know you really well? Do you allow them to see who you really are? Do they know your strengths and weaknesses?

As you think about these questions, consider your attitude towards church. Do you see church as a set of events or programs to attend? Or do you see church as a commitment to walk and worship with other Christians? How does this affect how you think about confession and prayer?

James calls us to encourage one another by living in unity through the power of heartfelt and genuine confession and prayer with other Christians. As these verses lead you to pray as an individual, think about how they might also call you to pray as a member of the body of Christ. Ask God to give you the desire for the messy and difficult work of Christian unity, and thank him for the fact that the Christian journey is not designed to be a lonely one.

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Lavina Kadam
Lavina Kadam

Yes i confess all my sins lord jesus.AMEN

Lisa Davidson
Lisa Davidson

That's what it says to confess one to another if ur not judged in the process!!!

Debbie Oxenrider
Debbie Oxenrider

Amen. Praying sincerely from the whole heart and faith that HE hears, and according to HIS will honour those prayers is the best thing you can do for those you care about.

Bonita Barnes Powe
Bonita Barnes Powe

Confessing our sins to another is the key to emotional healing & recovery. We're not confessing to them to be forgiven we are confessing so we can be healed. But.the only way this works is if you choose the person wisely.

Justin Reagan
Justin Reagan

There are none righteous no not one. None who understand. None who seek after God. Amen.

Mike Schoppe
Mike Schoppe

Yeah! Holding one another accountable! That is what we were supposed to be doing. What ever happened to the integrity of the church? It went out the window with the integrity of the Christian's on the inside. I'm sorry if this seems to be judgmental, but we deserve it! We are not honoring God. We are too busy denying God.

Hazel Fuerst
Hazel Fuerst

I noticed Jimmy Swaggart "The Expositor's Study Bible" King James Version book of James 5:16 only goes to 5:20 not to 5:23. Who is correct?