James 1:13-18 – “Dealing with Temptation”

Pastor Nathan continued from the trials and suffering into the passage teaching on temptation. These two sections are closely related, James begins by warning the reader not to say God is the tempter in the middle of a trial. James then gives two powerful images, a fishing lure and of a deceased child, to show what temptation is and what it leads to. There is hope though. Our Father gives us good gifts, not empty ones like temptations, and He has given us the ultimate gift in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.