Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God – who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly . . . ~ James 1:5
Examination & Application of the Text: God’s character demands a response. If a person truly knows who God is, they would respond to him based upon that relationship. Anything apart from love and adoration is indicative of not truly knowing Him through an intimate relationship. As James writes to encourage believers to persevere through trials, he reveals who God is. It is important for readers to not miss the implications of this in the midst of James’ exhortations. From these few words, we see that God is a loving God who is worthy to be trusted. It demonstrates his compassion and care over believers by enabling them to live skillfully and sensibly through his gift of wisdom.
Questions to Consider:
How would you describe God? How does James describe God here?
Why is who God is so important to our relationship with Him?