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13 Is [kakopatheo] any [tis] among [en] you [humin] afflicted [kakopatheo]? let
him pray [proseuchomai]. Is [euthumeo] any [tis] merry [euthumeo]? let him sing psalms [psallo].KJV-Interlinear
13 Is anyone among you suffering?
Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praises.NASB
James gives us the
two states of mind that we all are in at one time or another.You will either be in a state of adversity or
pressure of some type, either large or small, or, you will be in a state of
contentment or joy in its various degrees of emotion.
No matter what your
mood or circumstance, your number one priority is to be directed toward God,
either in prayer or thanksgiving.
God is the infamous I
Am. He is the eternal and infinite source of all provisions.
Everything we have or
are, comes from God, and only from God.There is nothing we have or are, or ever will have or be, that does not
come from Him.
God placed us all
here to grow up spiritually, and to be prepared to inherit the new universe and
heaven to come.
Satan is here to
destroy our destiny, in order to have everything for himself, even when it
means that he must destroy everything and ultimately have nothing.But then, Satan being the smartest creature
to come from the hand of God, is not so smart.After all, he has spent many centuries losing every battle, and is still
clueless in his stubbornness.
Jesus Christ controls
history.There will never be anything in
history that He doesn't have complete control over.
So, whether you live
under pressure of any kind, or prosperity of any kind, God is the one to whom
you should direct your attentions, both in prayer and in praise.And you must do this while resident in
For your spiritual life
is unique, a great privilege, and gift from the most gracious and powerful and
resourceful person in existence.
Apart from Him, you
would have nothing, not even life.But
through Him, you have the opportunity to have everything, even that which
exceeds your imagination.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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