Monday, May 24, 2010

James 4:9

Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom.
(NIV)
Remember, this is directed at the sinner (the one who continues to live a habitual life of sin) and the double-minded (the one of two minds, two psyches, two souls).  James' advice to these people is to grieve, to mourn, to wail.  The laughing that has been going on, needs to cease and be turned to crying and gloom.  Why?  Without repentance, there is no salvation.  Without a change of mind, and a change of action, there is no hope.  All of the good times that these people are having and all of the waffling and floundering that is going on will only lead to imminent doom.

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