Vs 19: Brethren, if anyone among you wonders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
Vs 20: Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.
This must be such a difficult situation to be in. To see your brother or sister in Christ backsliding and know that their need of Christ is great. I pray should the Lord allow me to be a witness to such a person, that I would not fail.
To know that something I could say could save them, or bring them back to Christ, and then not do it would be worse than the embarrassment of saying something that would plant seeds for this person's return to Christ.
My bible explanatory notes for James ends like this:
If we truly believe God's word, we will LIVE it day by day. God's word is not merely something we read or think about, but something we DO. Belief, FAITH, and trust must have both hands and feet - OURS!
I hope you have enjoyed this journey with me through James. I have learnt much that I hadn't seen before and I have a feeling I will be coming back to a few things to digest some more. James has become my favourite book, after Proverbs, of course!
Joining with Shanda at A Pause on the Path for: