The Book of James can be found nestled in the New Testament of the Bible. It is thought to be written by James, Jesus’ younger brother, around A.D. 60 or so before his martyrdom. James is an exceptional book filled with practical instruction on how we should live as Christians.
It is a compilation of answers to questions and covers many topics. I have assumed, maybe wrongly, that these must have been questions that the scattered early church had been struggling with after Jesus left — if not, these letters seem somewhat pointless.
It seems James caringly took these scattered believers under his wing, so to speak. He writes to them a letter filled with practical ways to live out the Christian life.
What Is the Context of James 1:19?
This letter would last in the hearts and minds of the believers to be shared with each other via written text or oral tradition for many years to follow. He gave them a gift and left a valuable legacy that would live long after he…