James, the Word & J. A. Motyer

“We might wonder why the ever-practical James does not proceed to outline schemes of daily Bible reading or the like, for surely these are the ways in which we offer a willing ear to the voice of God.  But he does not help us in this way.  Rather, he goes deeper, for there is little point in schemes and times if we have not got an attentive spirit.  It is possible to be unfailingly regular in bible reading, but to achieve no more than to have moved the book-mark forward; this is reading unrelated to an attentive spirit.”

J. A. Motyer, The Message of James, 1985, IVP

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