Book of James

Lesson Nine
James 4:13-17

Boasting About Tomorrow


13 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:


14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.


15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.


Never assume something. You have no control over tomorrow, and do not know what lies ahead. Always put it in God's hands.... Trust His wisdom, and if things don't work out the way you think it should, praise God that He knows best.


16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.


You have something to boast about? Give God all the glory. It is God who gives the strength, the wisdom, the ability, the opportunity.


17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.


God opens the doors for opportunities to do good. He gives you the means to do good for others. To keep that blessing to yourself is to rob God of His blessings. This is a sin. Always, if it is in your power to do good, do it. God will repay so much more.

Answer the questions below.  If you miss a question, go back and study that portion of the class and then retake the test.  Once you have received a 100% you may proceed to the next class.  You DO NOT have to submit this test for grading.  Only the final test will be submitted.