Main scripture: James 1:22
ON MY GRIZZY
*(Verb) Informal. to work or study laboriously (often followed by away ): He was grinding away at his algebra. *(Noun) Informal. an excessively diligent student
*to perform (an act, duty, role, etc.)
*to accomplish; finish; complete
*or designating either persons or things from some special
*a person or thing that does characteristic or circumstance something, especially a person who gets things done efficiency.
*with vigor and
*a person characterized by action, as distinguished from one given to contemplation.
*James 1:2-18- scriptural basis is “faith”. *James intention there was to provoke faith and a trust in the completed work of Jesus Christ in the most dreadful times in ones’ life.
*James 1:19-25- Now you see James encouraging the BELIEVERS to “do” more than read, pray and talk scripture, he is now challenging them to BECOME scripture for those that do not believe/read the Bible.
*James 1:26-27 Here you see where James even gets more stern and says, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.”
*One of the biggest things that is pointed out throughout the chapter is that fact that our heart should match our works, the trap is this…many believers will automatically forget the weight that the grace of God carries. Grace is given to us it is not earned at all.
*Ephesisians 4:7 But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Hence there is no way we can pay back something we have not borrowed, all that’s left to do is show the Provider of Grace honor and thanks by using it when it is needed (when you sin against God) and get back up (Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.) and start at it again...WITHOUT CONDEMNING YOURSELF (Romans 8: 1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.). Where condemnation starts is exactly where perseverance stops.
So be a DOER and get on your GRIZZY for the kingdom of God.