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Trials, Temptations, and Good Gifts

James is a divinely-inspired, discerning pastor who cares for those to whom he writes. And his little letter—what we now call the book of James—is full of surprising wisdom for the serious trials of life in this fallen world. This past Sunday, we looked at James 1:13–18 and there we discovered the kindness of God in the pastoral care and wisdom of James. It is pastoral care that simply reflects the Good Shepherd himself. James wants his readers—and us—to be careful…