James 5:19-20 / Our Delivery

James gives a final exhortation before he closes. Some people walk away from the truth. Their eyes and hearts are blinded. Instead of seeking God’s character, they seek their own desires based in their own pride. They walk toward the cliff of eternity unprepared. James gives instructions to the Church when this situation arises.

Meditation and reflection on Scripture is a spiritual discipline. It allows for the truths of Scripture to dwell deeply in your heart. Take the time this week to dwell deeply in His Word:

  • How does James address his audience? (5:19)
  • What are the implications of James using the word “anyone” in 5:19?
  • What is necessary in someone’s life to wander from the truth? (5:19)
  • Why does James not list specific ways to “bring someone back”? (5:19)
  • What is the significance of James writing “whoever brings back a sinner” (5:20)
  • What does the title “sinner” indicate about the person’s life? (5:20)
  • What are the two results of someone returning to the Lord? (5:20)

As the Lord leads, read the entire book of James. Meditate on James 5:19-20. Hide God’s Word in your heart by memorizing the passage. Looking forward to your fellowship and gathered worship this Sunday.

Memory Verse: James 5:19-20, “My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, [20] let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”

Passage: James 5:19-20 (ESV)

My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, [20] let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins. (ESV)