18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
God has given us a responsibility to correct those who wanders from the truth. By so doing, we save a soul from death and covers a multitude of sins. How important it is to obey the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations to teach them about obeying the truth and to heal the sick and come to His kingdom. Jam 5:18-19, Mat 28:18-20.
Patience is the fruit we should attain for God who is Love is patient and long suffering. If we are to be in His likeness we should have abounding love, be patient and long suffering. We need to be patient until the second coming of the Lord. Verse 7.
We must establish in our hearts the coming of the Lord by obeying all that He has taught us in the scriptures and walk in His ways. Walking the narrow road is not easy but we still should walk.
Many work hard for money and so come to God asking for riches. Apostle James tells us that when we ask we must ask with the right motive. God does not want us to be religious. If you are asking God to bless you for your pleasure or for self interest, it is the wrong motive. God will bless you for your needs and for you to be a channel of blessing to the needy and to remember the poor and oppressed. To him who knows good and does not do it, sin is accorded to him. Jas 4.17. The closer you are to God the more the anointing becomes tangible the more glorious our God is. You become a power bank for many.
What are you seeking from the Lord this morning? May God sanctify and open your ears to hear this morning!