Wake Up Call

James 1:1-3 (NIV), “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

Jesus says, Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Matthew 23:23 (NKJV).

Psalm 51:4, says, “Against You only have I sinned”

Verse 6, “You desire truth in the inward parts.”

James 1:11 (NIV), “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.”

Psalm 119:71 (NKJV), “It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.

O Lord?  May we never be ashamed, but come to You with our hearts wide open, turning away from our sin and knowing Your love.