J A M E S.
In this chapter the apostle denounces the
judgments of God upon those rich men who oppress the poor, showing
them how great their sin and folly are in the sight of God, and how
grievous the punishments would be which should fall upon
themselves, ver. 1-6.
Hereupon, all the faithful are exhorted to patience under their
trials and sufferings, ver.
7-11. The sin of swearing is cautioned against,
ver. 12. We are directed
how to act, both under affliction and in prosperity, ver. 13. Prayer for the sick, and
anointing with oil, are prescribed, ver. 14, 15. Christians are directed to
acknowledge their faults one to another, and to pray one for
another, and the efficacy of prayer is proved, ver. 16-18. And, lastly, it is recommended
to us to do what we can for bringing back those that stray from the
ways of truth.