James 1:1-11 (from memory)

29 Apr

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in the dispersion: Greetings.

Count it all joy, my brothers, whenever you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. That person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; He is double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich boast in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass, he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.

I know 11 verses isn’t much, but I just had to share what I already have accomplished in hopes that it will encourage someone today. I just love this portion of James!


12 Responses to “James 1:1-11 (from memory)”

  1. hscraig April 29, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    I just read that!!!!! Awesome!
    In Christ

  2. cindyhfrench April 29, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Jen, James IS an awesome book! and right after it is Peter-where I am this morning and it dovetails right in with what you have quoted.
    1 Peter 1:…6-7 though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith– of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire– may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
    and 4:12-13 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange happened to you. But rejoice that you participate in the
    sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his Glory is revealed.

    I could write on and on what the Bible says about suffering and us-but I do know this to be true personally, just as you give the same testimony Jen, I wouldn’t go back to the time before the testing and the lessons. I wouldn’t go back unless I could have learned them long ago–but then I would have had had a different life-and I am not sure that God meant me to go down a different path.

    • Jennifer Hope May 1, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

      Oh, how I love those verses that you shared!!! A few months ago I was sitting in my living room with my mom and she read those verses in her bible & shared them with me aloud, but I couldn’t remember where they were found in the bible! So beautiful! Thank you!

      • cindyhfrench May 1, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

        I am so glad to have shown you where the verses are!

  3. mymansrib April 29, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    I just love ya…

  4. Jennifer N. Buczynski April 30, 2012 at 11:04 am #

    Girl, that is AWE-SOME!!!
    When Beth Moore suggested we do that, at first I really wanted to and thought it was possible…then everyone else in my group thought it was outrageous, so then I lost faith “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.”

    God bless you with more ability to memorize! That is so great. Great job so far!

    • Jennifer Hope May 1, 2012 at 8:10 am #

      Thanks, girl! Your comments are so refreshing & encouraging 🙂

      I also thought it was outrageous at first! I mean, I didn’t even get through WRITING the book of James in the back of the book! Haha.

      But I have a friend who is all about scripture memory, and she has really inspired me to try it. I’m praying God will bless me with the ability to finish what I’ve started. I’m sure it’s going to be tough!!

  5. Chris Jordan April 30, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this Scripture, Jen… and more importantly, modeling for others the importance of memorizing the Word… blessings!

    • Jennifer Hope May 1, 2012 at 8:07 am #

      Thanks for reading! I myself am just beginning to learn the importance of scripture memory. It truly can transform the mind. I can be anywhere, anytime, and can catch myself thinking negative thoughts. But now I don’t even have to open the Word. I can be at my desk at work, and I can quote James in my mind (well, all 12 verses that I know, LOL) and it changes everything! Someday, if our freedom and the bible is ever taken away from us, I want to have it all (well, as much as I can) stored up in my mind! That can never be taken away 🙂


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